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    Hiring bodies: male clients and prostitution

    Brooks-Gordon, Belinda and Gelsthorpe, L.R. (2002) Hiring bodies: male clients and prostitution. In: Bainham, A. and Sclater, S.D. and Richards, M. (eds.) Body Lore and Laws: Essays on Law and the Human Body. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 193-210. ISBN 9781841131979.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book,the second produced by the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group, is a collection of essays on the subject of law and the human body. As the title suggests, bodies and body parts are not only subject to regulation through formal legal processes, but also the meanings attached to particular bodies, and the significance accorded to some body parts, are aspects of broader cultural processes. In short, bodies are subjected to both lore and laws. The contributors, all leading academics in the fields of Law, Sociology, Psychology, Feminism, Criminology, Biology and Genetics, respectively, offer a range of interdisciplinary papers that critically examine how bodies are constructed and regulated in law. The book is divided into two parts. Part one is concerned with 'Making Bodies' and includes papers relating to transactions in human gametes, cloning, court-ordered caesarean sections, testing for genetic risk, the patenting of human genes and the social policy implications of the growth in genetic information. Part two is concerned with 'Using and Abusing Bodies'. It contains chapters relating to sexualities, sexual orientation and the law, sex workers and their clients, domestic homicide, religious and cultural practices and other issues involving children's bodies, the ownership of the body and body parts and the legal and ethical issues surrounding euthanasia.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 15:05
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 15:05
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21700

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