Biolegalities

Personhood in the Age of Biolegality

Brave New Law

Editors: de Leeuw, Marc, Van Wichelen, Sonja (Eds.)

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  • Seeks to understand the shifting meaning of personhood in light of recent biotechnological developmentsOutlines the stakes involved in our development and understanding of modern personhood
  • Attempts to theorize alternative understandings of personhood from a legal perspective
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This volume showcases emerging interdisciplinary scholarship that captures the complex ways in which biological knowledge is testing the nature and structure of legal personhood. Key questions include: What do the new biosciences do to our social, cultural, and legal conceptions of personhood? How does our legal apparatus incorporate new legitimations from the emerging biosciences into its knowledge system? And what kind of ethical, socio-political, and scientific consequences are attached to the establishment of such new legalities? The book examines these problems by looking at materialities, the posthuman, and the relational in the (un)making of legalities. Themes and topics include postgenomic research, gene editing, neuroscience, epigenetics, precision medicine, regenerative medicine, reproductive technologies, border technologies, and theoretical debates in legal theory on the relationship between persons, property, and rights.

About the authors

Marc de Leeuw is Senior Lecturer at the Law School of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and convener of the UNSW Law Initiative for Biolegalities (IBL). His book Homo Capax. Paul Ricoeur’s Renewal of Philosophical Anthropology is forthcoming.

Sonja van Wichelen is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Director of the Biopolitics of Science Research Network. She is the author of Legitimating Life: Adoption in the Age of Globalization and Biotechnology (2018) and Religion, Gender and Politics in Indonesia: Disputing the Muslim Body (2010).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Brave New Law: Personhood in the Age of Biolegality

    Pages 1-17

    de Leeuw, Marc (et al.)

  • Spectral Personas: Exploring the Constitution and Legal Standing of “Virtual Personhood”

    Pages 21-38

    Parry, Bronwyn

  • The Political Economy of Neurolaw: Can Neurolaw Destabilize the Neoliberal Discourse About Human Behavior?

    Pages 39-54

    Rabet, Delphine

  • Legal Personhood in Postgenomic Times: Plasticity, Rights, and Relationality

    Pages 55-72

    de Leeuw, Marc (et al.)

  • Translating Proof: Contested Illness, Radiation Exposure, and the Health Claims of Nuclear Test Veterans

    Pages 75-90

    Trundle, Catherine

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personhood in the Age of Biolegality
Book Subtitle
Brave New Law
Editors
  • Marc de Leeuw
  • Sonja Van Wichelen
Series Title
Biolegalities
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27848-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27848-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27847-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 261
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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