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Author Bennett, Gaymon, 1972- author.

Title Technicians of human dignity : bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth / Gaymon Bennett.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Just ideas : transformative ideals of justice in ethical and political thought
Just ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The motion of inquiry -- Figuring human dignity -- Human dignity and the Vatican -- The church, the secular, and pastoral power -- The ontology of vocation: Gaudium et Spes -- Human dignity and the United Nations -- Incapacity by design: politics, sovereignty, and human rights -- Dignity and governance: the universal declaration of human rights -- Diagnostic excursus: economies of life and power -- Human dignity and the president's Council on Bioethics -- Bioethics and the reconfiguration of biopolitics -- The biopolitical pastoral: beyond therapy -- Methodological epilogue: toward an anthropology of figuration.
Summary Technicians of Human Dignity traces the extraordinary rise of human dignity as a defining concern of religious, political, and bioethical institutions over the last half century and offers original insight into how human dignity has become threatened by its own success. The global expansion of dignitarian politics has left dignity without a stable set of meanings or referents, unsettling contemporary economies of life and power. Engaging anthropology, theology, and bioethics, Bennett grapples with contemporary efforts to mobilize human dignity as a counter-response to the biopolitics of the human body, and the breakdowns this has generated. To do this, he investigates how actors in pivotal institutions --the Vatican, the United Nations, U.S. Federal Bioethics--reconceived human dignity as the bearer of intrinsic worth, only to become frustrated by the Sisyphean struggle of turning its conceptions into practice.
Language English.
Subject United Nations.
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano). Constitutio pastoralis de ecclesia in mundo huius temporis.
United Nations
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) Constitutio pastoralis de ecclesia in mundo huius temporis
United Nations. (OCoLC)fst00530351
Constitutio pastoralis de ecclesia in mundo huius temporis (Vatican Council) (OCoLC)fst01357640
Respect for persons.
Human rights.
Value of Life.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
Bioethics. (OCoLC)fst00832038
Human rights. (OCoLC)fst00963285
Respect for persons. (OCoLC)fst01095690
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bennett, Gaymon, 1972- Technicians of human dignity. First edition. New York : Fordham University Press, 2016 9780823267774 (DLC) 2015017378 (OCoLC)918149364
ISBN 9780823267804 (electronic bk.)
0823267806 (electronic bk.)
9780823267798 (electronic bk.)
0823267792 (electronic bk.)
9780823267774 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0823267776 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000059567231
GBVCP 1008664901
GBVCP 103056079X

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