Master's Award in Humanities and Social Science (360G-Wellcome-208525_Z_17_Z)

£28,440

<p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;In my three essays, I will explore case studies of British biotechnology and bioethics since the 1960s. My first essay will investigate the history of organ donation regulation in the UK by focusing on two pieces of legislation: the Human Tissue Act of 1961 and the Human Organ Transplants Act of 1989, which aimed to regulate the procurement of cadaveric and live organ donors, respectively. Next, I will examine the British Biotech controversy of the 1990s. After exaggerating their production of marimastat for cancer treatment, the company lost accreditation and eventually dissolved. I will explore this public controversy using as a key source the episode in BBC2&rsquo;s series <em>Blood on the Carpet </em>that recorded the politics behind the company&rsquo;s downfall as a key source. Finally, I will examine the use of Foucauldian ideas in the rise of British bioethics in the 1960s. Focusing specifically on the emergence of what, following Ludwik Fleck, I call the bioethical thought collective, I hope to expand on Daniel Wilson&rsquo;s work by analyzing how the collective&rsquo;s philosophical ideals deployed and engaged with Foucault&rsquo;s concept of biopower. Pursuing these research topics will expand my understanding of current British bioethical debates and American-British policy differences.</p>

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Grant Details

Amount Awarded 28440
Applicant Surname Cohen
Approval Committee Internal Decision Panel for C&S
Award Date 2017-07-30T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2016/17
Grant Programme: Title Masters Studentship in H&SS
Internal ID 208525/Z/17/Z
Lead Applicant Miss Katie Cohen
Planned Dates: End Date 2018-07-01T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2017-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country United Kingdom
Region East of England
Sponsor(s) Prof Nick Hopwood