By Ian Miller
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It is the 1st monograph-length examine of the force-feeding of starvation strikers in English, Irish and northerly Irish prisons. It examines moral debates that arose during the 20th century whilst governments accepted the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It additionally explores the fraught function of felony medical professionals referred to as upon to accomplish the strategy. because the domestic place of work first permitted force-feeding in 1909, a few questions were raised concerning the method. Is force-feeding secure? Can it kill? Are medical professionals who feed prisoners opposed to their will leaving behind the scientific moral norms in their career? And do kingdom our bodies use felony medical professionals to aid take on political dissidence every now and then of political crisis?
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Vera Fichner, Memoirs of a Revolutionist (New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 ). INTRODUCTION 29 8. 113–43. 9. 33. 10. 1–24. 11. Dave Hannigan, Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire (Dublin: O’Brien Press, 2010). 12. html. 19. 13. 21–2. 14. 18–38. 15. K. Stuart Ross, Smashing H-Block: The Popular Campaign Against Criminalisation and the Irish Hunger Strikes, 1976–1982 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011); Thomas Hennessey, Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher’s Battle with the IRA, 1980–1981 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013).
1–7. Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (London: Penguin, 1977 ). C. Gatrell, The Hanging Tree: Execution and the English People, 1770– 1868 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994). For Ireland, see Ian Miller, “No Hanging Here’: The Persistence of the Death Penalty in TwentiethCentury Ireland’, in Lisa-Marie Griffith and Ciaran Wallace (eds), Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016). Foucault, Discipline and Punish. See also, Michael Ignatieff, A Just Measure of Pain: The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution, 1750–1850 (London: INTRODUCTION 34.
MILLER male and female bodies, British and Irish bodies, politicised and convict bodies, wartime and peacetime bodies. The omnipresent similarity of debate means that historical analysis of force-feeding can be used to shed light on recurrent ethical problems. In adopting an approach that aims to speak to present-day concerns, this study draws upon the ideas of historians including Sarah Ferber and Duncan Wilson who have called for a greater integration of historical analysis and bioethical research.
A History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909-1974 by Ian Miller
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