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The Right to Life and Conflicting Rights of Others

Elizabeth Wicks

in The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199547395
eISBN:
9780191594373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547395.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Medical Law

This chapter seeks to identify the limited circumstances in which an innocent human life may be terminated in order to protect the rights of others. It investigates conflicts such as that between ... More


Two Bodies, Two Selves, Two Sexes: Conjoined Twins and “the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy”

Nadja Durbach

in Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

At the same moment that “the Elephant Man” was admitted to the London Hospital in the summer of 1886, “Lalloo the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy” began to exhibit himself across the United Kingdom. Lalloo ... More


“Coolies” and Corporate Personhood in Those Extraordinary Twins

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter places Mark Twain's Those Extraordinary Twins in two related contexts: the establishment of corporate personhood (along with Fourteenth Amendment protections for corporations) in the ... More


In and Chun

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in the United States. It first provides a background on the twins' birth and ... More


Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Nadja Durbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's “prevailing taste for deformity.” This detailed work argues that far from being purely ... More


The Connected Twins

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the domestic life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in Wilkes County, a small, rural community in northwestern North ... More


Asiatic Americans

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” negotiated their way through shifting identities of “Asian” and “American” in the United ... More


A Curious Education: Mark Twain’s Corporate Persons

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter discusses the exhibition of the conjoined twins Giacomo and Giovani Battista Tocci, who became the basis for Mark Twain’s two novels, Those Extraordinary Twins and Pudd’nhead Wilson. It ... More


Over Their Dead Bodies

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” continued to be seen as monsters even after their deaths. Chang died on January 17, 1874, ... More


Two in one

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

There are three human conditions which challenge the one brain/identity-one body philosophical tradition of Western thought: conjoined twins, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. It's rare for conjoined ... More


The Monster Now before Us

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins.” Born in Siam in 1811, Chang and Eng were connected at the chest by a band of flesh and ... More


Under Their Own Direction

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in the United States at a time of turmoil, much of it revolving around slavery ... More


The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Joseph Andrew Orser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Connected at the chest by a band of flesh, conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker toured the United States and the world from the 1820s to the 1870s, exhibiting their extraordinary bodies as “freaks of ... More


Southern Curiosities

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” came to symbolize America's disunion in general and the growing divide between North and ... More


The Past Rears Its Head

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” continued to be objects of public scrutiny in the years and decades after their deaths. It ... More


Objection from Sub-Cortical Structures

Elizabeth Schechter

in Self-Consciousness and "Split" Brains: The Minds' I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809654
eISBN:
9780191846922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809654.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains and responds to the major objection to the duality claims, the objection from sub-cortical structures. What gives rise to the duality intuition is that, after split-brain ... More


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