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The Politics of Death:On Life after the ‘End of History'.

Palladino, Paolo (2003) The Politics of Death:On Life after the ‘End of History'. Journal for Cultural Research, 7 (3). pp. 321-335. ISSN 1479-7585

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    Abstract

    In this paper, the most recent writings by Giorgio Agamben and Bruno Latour are brought into dialog by examining what light they shed on contemporary debates concerning “end of life” decisions. More specifically, the paper focuses on the debates sparked by Diane Pretty's request for a grant of immunity against legal prosecution if her husband were to assist her to commit suicide and so terminate her increasingly unbearable suffering from motor neurone disease. The aim of this exercise is to articulate the presuppositions informing two influential and radically opposed views on the contemporary reconfiguration of relationships between humans, animals and other non-humans.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal for Cultural Research
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
    ID Code: 19828
    Deposited By: Dr Paolo Palladino
    Deposited On: 17 Nov 2008 13:02
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:24
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19828

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