Contested Commodities The Trouble with Trade in Sex, Children, Body Parts, and Other Things

ISBN-10: 0674007166

ISBN-13: 9780674007161

Edition: 1996

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Description: Not only are there willing buyers for body parts or babies, Radin observes, but some desperately poor people would be willing sellers, while better-off people find such trades abhorrent. Radin observes that many such areas of contested commodification reflect a persistent dilemma in liberal society: we value freedom of choice and simultaneously believe that choices ought to be restricted to protect the integrity of what it means to be a person. She views this tension as primarily the result of underlying social and economic inequality, which need not reflect an irreconcilable conflict in the premises of liberal democracy. As a philosophical pragmatist, the author therefore argues for a conception of incomplete commodification, in which some contested things can be bought and sold, but only under carefully regulated circumstances. Such a regulatory regime both symbolizes the importance of nonmarket value to personhood and aspires to ameliorate the underlying conditions of inequality.

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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Margaret Jane Radin is the Henry King Ransom Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, emerita, at Stanford University. Radin is the author of "Reinterpreting Property" and "Contested Commodities".

Preface
Commodification as a Worldview
Market-Inalienability
Problems for the Idea of a Market Domain
Compartmentalization: Attempting to Delineate a Market Domain
Personhood and the Dialectic of Contextuality
Human Flourishing and Market Rhetoric
Incomplete Commodification
Conceptual Recapitulation
The Double Bind
Prostitution and Baby-Selling: Contested Commodification and Women's Capacities
Commodification, Objectification, and Subordination
Free Expression
Compensation
Democracy
Notes
Index
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