作者 Cantor, Norman L
書名 After we die : the life and times of the human cadaver / Norman L. Cantor
出版項 Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2010
國際標準書號 9781589016958 (hbk.)
1589016955 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  K564.H8 C36 2010    在架上    30520020728581
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  K564.H8 C232 2010    在架上    30530001084011
說明 x, 372 p. ; 24 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-350) and index
When does a person become a corpse? -- The human nature of a cadaver -- The legal status of the postliving : do corpses have rights? -- Decomposition of the body and efforts to slow its disintegration -- Final disposal of human remains -- Eternal preservation of the deceased : literally and figuratively -- The cadaver as supplier of used body parts -- The cadaver as teacher, research subject, or forensic witness -- The cadaver as parent -- Body snatching, then and now -- Desecration of human remains -- Public display and the dignity of human remains -- Don't neglect the fate of your remains
This volume chronicles not only a human corpse's physical state but also its legal and moral status, including what rights, if any, the corpse possesses. The author argues that a corpse maintains a "quasi-human status" granting it certain protected rights-both legal and moral. One of a corpse's purported rights is to have its predecessor's disposal choices upheld. This work reviews unconventional ways in which a person can extend a personal legacy via their corpse's role in medical education, scientific research, or tissue transplantation. The author outlines the limits that post-mortem "human dignity" poses upon disposal options, particularly the use of a cadaver or its parts in educational or artistic displays. Contemporary illustrations of these complex issues abound
主題 Dead bodies (Law)
Human body -- Law and legislation
Dead -- Legal status, laws, etc
Burial laws
Offenses against the person
Sacrilege