Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment - Contemporary Sociological Perspectives (Hardback)Sheldon Ekland-Olson (author)
Hardback Published: 11/11/2011
- Not available
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 which 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 which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions. This book is also broken down into four smaller How Ethical Systems Change volumes: Abortion and neonatal care: www.routledge.com/9780415504492/ Lynching and capital punishment: www.routledge.com/9780415505192/ Eugenics, the Final Solution, and Bioethics www.routledge.com/9780415501620/ Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying: www.routledge.com/9780415505161/
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at