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The Resource Who lives, who dies, who decides? : abortion, neonatal care, assisted dying, and capital punishment, Sheldon Ekland-Olson

Who lives, who dies, who decides? : abortion, neonatal care, assisted dying, and capital punishment, Sheldon Ekland-Olson

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Who lives, who dies, who decides? : abortion, neonatal care, assisted dying, and capital punishment
Title
Who lives, who dies, who decides?
Title remainder
abortion, neonatal care, assisted dying, and capital punishment
Statement of responsibility
Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Issues of life and death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment, and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author's award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at The University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes that underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The author's goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground," but to shed light on the social movements and social processes that are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1944-
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Ekland-Olson, Sheldon
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BD435
LC item number
.E46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary sociological perspectives
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  • Life
  • Death
  • Suffering
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Who lives, who dies, who decides? : abortion, neonatal care, assisted dying, and capital punishment, Sheldon Ekland-Olson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-414) and index
Contents
1. A Single Question ---- Part I. A Moral System Evolves. 2. An Exclusionary Movement is Born --- 3. Legal Reform to Eliminate Defectives --- 4. Redrawing the Boundaries of Protected Life --- 5. Crystallizing Events and Ethical Principles ---- Part II. The Early Moments and Months of Life. 6. A Bolt from the Blue: Abortion is Legalized --- 7. Man's Law or God's Will --- 8. Inches from Life --- 9. Should the Baby Live? ---- Part III. The Boundaries of Tolerable Suffering. 10. Limits to Tolerable Suffering --- 11. Alleviating Suffering and Protecting Life --- 12. God, Duty, and Life Worth Living --- 13. Assisted Dying ---- Part IV. Taking Life and Inflicting Suffering. 14. Removing the Protective Boundaries of Life --- 15. A Campaign to Stop the Executions --- 16. The Pendulum Swings, the Debate Continues --- 17. Lessons Learned
Control code
ocn676728360
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 424 p.
Isbn
9780415892469
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011038993
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415892476
  • (OCoLC)676728360
Label
Who lives, who dies, who decides? : abortion, neonatal care, assisted dying, and capital punishment, Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-414) and index
Contents
1. A Single Question ---- Part I. A Moral System Evolves. 2. An Exclusionary Movement is Born --- 3. Legal Reform to Eliminate Defectives --- 4. Redrawing the Boundaries of Protected Life --- 5. Crystallizing Events and Ethical Principles ---- Part II. The Early Moments and Months of Life. 6. A Bolt from the Blue: Abortion is Legalized --- 7. Man's Law or God's Will --- 8. Inches from Life --- 9. Should the Baby Live? ---- Part III. The Boundaries of Tolerable Suffering. 10. Limits to Tolerable Suffering --- 11. Alleviating Suffering and Protecting Life --- 12. God, Duty, and Life Worth Living --- 13. Assisted Dying ---- Part IV. Taking Life and Inflicting Suffering. 14. Removing the Protective Boundaries of Life --- 15. A Campaign to Stop the Executions --- 16. The Pendulum Swings, the Debate Continues --- 17. Lessons Learned
Control code
ocn676728360
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 424 p.
Isbn
9780415892469
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011038993
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415892476
  • (OCoLC)676728360

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