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Defining harm : religious freedom and the limits of the law /

Lori G. Beaman.

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Main Author: Beaman, Lori G.
Published: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Topics: Religion and law - Canada. | Freedom of religion - Canada. | Religious minorities - Canada. | Freedom of religion - Canada - Cases. | Blood - Transfusion - Religious aspects - Jehovah's Witnesses. | Religion et droit - Canada. | Liberté religieuse - Canada. | Minorités religieuses - Canada. | Liberté religieuse - Canada - Jurisprudence. | Sang - Transfusion - Aspect religieux - Témoins de Jéhovah. | Religionsfreiheit | Recht
Regions: Canada. | Kanada.
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc.
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Main Author: Beaman, Lori G. (Lori Gail), 1963-
Physical Description: xii, 185 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references: p. [170]-180.
ISBN: 9780774814294
Review: "Defining Harm explores the ways in which religion and religious freedom are conceptualized and regulated in a cultural context of fear of the "other" and religious "extremism." Drawing from literature on risk society, governance, feminist legal theory, and religious rights, Lori Beaman looks at the case of Jehovah's Witness Bethany Hughes who was denied her right to refuse treatment on the basis of her religious conviction. The B.H. case, as it was known in the courts, reflects a particular moment in the socio-legal treatment of religious freedom and reveals the specific intersection of religious, medical, legal, and other discourses in the governance of the religious citizen." "A powerful examination of the governance of a religious citizen and of the limits of religious freedom, this book demonstrates that the stakes in debates on religious freedom are not just about beliefs and practices but also have implications for the construction of citizenship in a diverse nation."--Jacket.
Notes: Includes index.
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