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Author Beaman, Lori G. (Lori Gail), 1963-

Title Defining harm : religious freedom and the limits of the law / Lori G. Beaman.

Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.710852 B37d 2008    ---  Available
Description xii, 185 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Law and society series
Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-180) and index.
Contents Introduction: the culture of fear and the risk paradigm -- Body, mind, and soul : the notion of governance -- Risk and excess -- A free and informed will -- Conclusion: governmentality, risk and religios freedom.
Summary "Defining Harm explores the ways in which religion and religious freedom are conceptualized and regulated in a cultural context of fear of the "other" and religious "extremism." Drawing from literature on risk society, governance, feminist legal theory, and religious rights, Lori Beaman looks at the case of Jehovah's Witness Bethany Hughes who was denied her right to refuse treatment on the basis of her religious conviction. The B. H. case, as it was known in the courts, reflects a particular moment in the socio-legal treatment of religious freedom and reveals the specific intersection of religious, medical, legal, and other discourses in the governance of the religious citizen." "A powerful examination of the governance of a religious citizen and of the limits of religious freedom, this book demonstrates that the stakes in debates on religious freedom are not just about beliefs and practices but also have implications for the construction of citizenship in a diverse nation."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Religion and law -- Canada.
Freedom of religion -- Canada.
Religious minorities -- Canada.
Freedom of religion -- Canada -- Cases.
Blood -- Transfusion -- Religious aspects -- Jehovah's Witnesses.
ISBN 9780774814294

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