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Lichaam en lijk. : Raakpunten van recht en geneeskunde
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Year: 1962 Volume: 47 Publisher: Brugge : Die Keure,

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De negen overdenkingen over de onreinheid van het lichaam : Japanse schilderingen uit het legaat Max Elskamp
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Year: 1975 Publisher: Antwerpen : Etnografisch museum,

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Traité d'entomologie forensique : les insectes sur la scène de crime.
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ISSN: 16608844 ISBN: 9782880746971 2880746973 Year: 2006 Publisher: Lausanne : Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes,

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Controversial bodies : thoughts on the public display of plastinated corpses
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ISBN: 1421402718 9781421402710 Year: 2011 Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press,

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Biotechnology and the challenge of property: property rights in dead bodies, body parts, and genetic information
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ISBN: 9780754671688 0754671682 Year: 2007 Publisher: Aldershot Ashgate

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"Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property addresses the question of how the advancement of property law is capable of controlling the interests generated by the engineering of human tissues. Through a comparative consideration of non-Western societies and industrialized cultures, this book addresses the impact of modern biotechnology, and its legal accommodation on the customary conduct and traditional beliefs which shape the lives of different communities. As such, it provides and introduction to the legal regulation of the evolving uses of human tissues, and its implications for traditional knowledge, beliefs and cultures."--Jacket.


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Dissection on display : cadavers, anatomists and public spectacle
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ISBN: 9780786444298 Year: 2012 Publisher: Jefferson McFarland

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"This volume traces the past and present of public dissection. From Italian anatomy theaters to American dissecting laboratories, it chronicles the attacks on anatomy in the Middle Ages, the influence of Renaissance anatomist Andreas Vesalius, the procurement of bodies through execution and body snatchers, and the withdrawal of dissectors behind medical school doors in the early 20th century"--


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Technologies of the human corpse
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ISBN: 9780262358095 0262358093 9780262043816 0262043815 Year: 2020 Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press,

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"How human technological interventions into death and the dead body since the nineteenth century have had a profound impact on today's (and future) end-of-life and human mortality realities. As Director of the Centre for Death and Society, the world's only interdisciplinary studies centre dedicated to researching death, dying, and the dead body, and the son of an American Funeral Director who grew up in the funeral industry, I am uniquely positioned to author a new book on the human corpse and technology. Death and the dead body are both extremely popular topics, and the books being currently published are tapping into that popular appeal. Most of these books, however, cover topics that remain perennially discussed. Indeed, it is striking how so many of the current books on death and dying reflect the same issues raised during the 1970's, a decade during which Publisher's Weekly enthusiastically told its readers "Death is now selling books!" A quick snapshot of some current(ish) dea th, dying, and dead body books includes, but is certainly not limited to: Mary Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, which was published in 2003 but remains widely read thirteen-years later; more recent books, such as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Brandy Schillace's Death's Summer Coat have all tapped into this popular genre. Books by academic authors such as Margaret Schwartz's Dead Matter and Thomas Laqueur's The Work of the Dead present historical and cultural contexts that are equally important. My listing of texts could exceed several pages but what is important about most contemporary death books is that the texts rarely give the history of publishing books on death much analysis. If any death-topic authors' names appear they are usually Jessica Mitford, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, and Ernest Becker. Sigmund Freud sometimes appears (in connection to Becker) but on the whole these specific authors represent a fraction of the 'death canon.' What I am writing improves on these texts by presenting readers with a more complex and interesting history than most books on death, dying, and the dead body currently pursue. In a nutshell I present a longer view on how human technological interventions into death and the dead body since the nineteenth century have had a profound impact on today's (and future) end-of-life and human mortality realities. It is too easy to sum up most current books on death, dying, and the dead body by simply saying, "We've been here before" - but it's also accurate. What my book presents are new and important ways to critically understand both the distant and recent past of human death, e.g., nineteenth century postmortem photography's crucial relationship to twentieth century life extension technology. Ironically, these nineteenth century historical records are often archived and accessible (and very well presented in MIT Press's Secure the Shadow by Jay Ruby), whereas web based materi al from twenty, even ten-years-ago often disappears before it can be analyzed and discussed. The key point for any book being written about death and dying today is that it really needs to understand and articulate how popular interest in death didn't emerge from nowhere. The current popularity of death, dying, and the dead body is the result of many individuals working in many different fields over the last two centuries as both academics and practitioners. More than anything the collective twenty-first century discourse on death needs to have its dominant narratives challenged and pushed in new directions. This book takes on that challenge and re-defines death, dying, and the dead body for readers by opening up human mortality's complicated and often vexing history"--


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Esthétique de la charogne
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ISBN: 9782367510149 2367510148 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bellevaux (France) : Dehors,

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L'ambition de ce livre est à la fois de mettre en lumière un objet esthétique inédit dont l'histoire n'a jamais été faite — un corps dont la chair se corrompt ou s'est déjà totalement corrompue —. et d'isoler une nouvelle catégorie esthétique, irréductible à celles de l'immonde et de la laideur. Dans ce but, il propose un parcours historique aussi complet que possible, de l'art macabre médiéval jusqu'au bioart contemporain, en passant par l'esthétique anatomique de la Renaissance.les Vanités de l'âge classique et la littérature de la Belle Epoque. Il s'interroge également sur les raisons pour lesquelles la mort humide n'a presque jamais réussi à trouver un mode de représentation adéquat, ri défend la thèse qu'une telle résistance tient aussi bien a une certaine conception de ce qu'il advient du corps après sa destruction qu'à l'appréciation de la portée cognitive de l'art.Comme Aristote et les théoriciens contemporains d'esthétique environnementale ont su le comprendre, la formation d'une esthétique de la charogne requiert que la nature soit donnée à voir comme une scène de fermentation et de maturation permanente, où les forces auxquelles succombent les organismes individuels sont celles-là même qui déterminent essentiellement le surgissement de la vie sous toutes ses formes


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Gunther von Hagens' Body worlds : the anatomical exhibition of real human bodies : catalog on the exhibition
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ISBN: 3937256040 9783937256047 Year: 2007 Publisher: Heidelberg, Germany Institute für Plastination

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Catalog of Gunther von Hagen's exhibition of human bodies preserved by "plastination"and presented as "natural art" (p. 13).


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Le cadavre : de la biologie à l'anthropologie
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ISBN: 2870270445 Year: 1980 Volume: vol *11 Publisher: Complexe

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Aucune civilisation, des plus frustes aux plus "évoluées", n'a pu esquiver l'aspect dramatique du devenir du corps mort. Ses laideurs et ses puanteurs qui annoncent de pourrissement de la chair signent la dissolution de l'être. D'abord, retenir l'image du vivant est une démarche quasi universelle, ainsi que le vérifie la coutume extrêmement répandue de la toilette du mort. Mais très vite, c'est avec la pourriture qu'il faut jouer : horrible et fascinante, elle oriente tous les rites funéraires. Selon le trajet symbolique propre à chaque culture, tout est mis en oeuvre pour l'apprivoiser (exposition du cadavre), la cacher (linceul, sarcophage), l'enrayer définitivement (embaumement, momification, incinération, ingestion cannibalique, cyrogénisation) ou seulement la retarder (soins corporels, thanatopraxie), ou bien l'accélérer (exposition, abandon dans les tours de silence). Mais derrière tous ces usages se dessine une exigence universelle : stabiliser dans un support indestructible, dur et pur, l'être du défunt. Ce stade marque la réconciliation de la communauté avec son mort, une communauté apaisée qui peut enfin oublier que mourir, c'est pourrir. Louis-Vincent Thomas est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur la mort, notamment Anthropolie de la mort, paru aux Editions Payot.

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