A beautiful corpse

Leiboff, Marett (2005) A beautiful corpse. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 19(2), pp. 221-237.

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This article considers the legal status of artistically posed human corpses that are displayed in public exhibitions, in particular in Gunther von Hagens' 1990s Bodyworlds exhibition. The uses that may be made of human bodies post mortem is a legally as well as a culturally vexed question: when does a body become an object available for exhibition or trade, and what is the difference between art and the improper use of human remains?

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ID Code: 17317
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1080/10304310500084483
ISSN: 1469-3666
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2009 01:33
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:15

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