Karen Houle | College of Arts

Karen Houle

Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

2012-2015 SSHRC Insight grant This interdisciplinary research project intends to systematically challenge the normative and conceptual adequacy of ‘The Gift’ discourse as it is widely deployed, formally and informally, in scientific research and medical training involving human cadavers in Canadian biomedical institutions, and in the wider cultural milieu which supports these activities. The project responds to the expressed needs of students and scientists directly involved with human cadavers for a richer ethical conversation. It aims, in conjunction with those stakeholders, to articulate a more adequate normative & conceptual terrain for these practices.   website