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Susannah Nadler

In this article, I propose that the key to the underlying dissidence of M. G. Lewis‘s The Monk lies in the novel s depiction of consent, a fundamental principle in late eighteenth-century British discourse. For British thinkers of all stripes, a government and populace that valued consent made Britain the greatest nation in the world; The Monk disrupts this worldview by portraying consent, whether express or tacit, political or sexual, as incoherent. By depicting consent as illegible and pervasively undermining the distinction between consent and coercion, The Monk effectually threatens a value that rested at the core of late eighteenth-century British identity.

Gothic Studies
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Nicole Vitellone

7 Condoms and consent In November 2003 Marcus Dwayne Dixon, a high school football star, was convicted in Georgia, US, of aggravated child molestation and statutory rape. Dixon was initially charged with raping a classmate, Kristie Brown, in a portable trailer on school property. Brown, who was fifteen at the time of the incident, claimed that she had not consented to intercourse. The fifteen-year-old claimed that the defendant ‘tracked her down in a classroom trailer that she was cleaning as part of her duties in an after-school job, asked if she was a virgin

in Object matters
Margaret Brazier
Emma Cave
, and
Rob Heywood

7.1 Introduction In Chapter 6 , the principles relating to consent to treatment by competent adults were examined. This chapter looks at two other dimensions of consent to medical treatment. When an adult is incapable of deciding for themselves whether or not to agree to treatment, how can treatment be lawfully authorised on their behalf? If an

in Medicine, patients and the law
Margaret Brazier
Emma Cave

6.1 In Chapter 5 , the principles relating to consent to treatment by competent adults were examined. This chapter looks at two other dimensions of consent to medical treatment. When an adult is incapable of deciding for herself whether or not to agree to treatment, how can treatment be lawfully authorised on her behalf? If an adult refuses to agree to treatment, can that refusal be overruled, either on the grounds that the patient ‘irrationally’ refused treatment which was in her interests, or because, untreated, her physical or mental condition threatens

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)
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The politics of Supreme Court appointments
Robert J. McKeever

of Supreme Court Justices is delineated in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. This states that the President ‘shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Judges of the Supreme Court’. Like most constitutional clauses, Article II, Section 2 is open to varied and even conflicting interpretation, as we shall see shortly. Yet certain things are clear. First, it is important to note that there are two distinct phases of the process: nomination and confirmation . Nomination involves proposing someone for a seat on

in The United States Supreme Court
Policing the empire, 1830–1940
David M. Anderson
David Killingray

that displays a different temporal frame from place to place. Like their counterparts in England, the colonial police of the nineteenth century had more to do with the protection of property and of the propertied classes, and with the maintenance of social order (and the pax britannica ), than with the prevention or detection of crime. As patterns of authority, of accountability and of consent

in Policing the empire
Allyn Fives

9 Children and the provision of informed consent While in the previous chapter we examined the ‘right to parent’, and situations where such a right may be justifiably restricted, in this chapter we turn to one area where parents exercise power over their children and examine when it is legitimate to do so. When researchers try to recruit children as participants in a scientific study or when physicians recommend a course of medical treatment for children, a question then arises as to who may authorise such activity. May parents make these decisions on behalf of

in Evaluating parental power
Anita Sherman

basis for an inclusive commonwealth. In laying out the criteria for truthful cognition, he exalts conformity and consent as epistemological ideals. These ideals – when tested by the perils of praxis – will underwrite a stance of political neutrality. For Herbert, consent, even as he elides it with a sensation of internal approval, is also a cosmopolitan principle that is open to the world, with both spatial and temporal dimensions. 10 How did Herbert, a champion of truth and enemy of skeptics, end up

in Edward and George Herbert in the European Republic of Letters
Himani Bannerji

stated legal purpose and in effect provided a set of norms and forms for the society to adhere to. 4 This was particularly effective with the rising Bengali middle classes, who were formed in the terrain of colonial rule. One such law, perhaps the most hegemonically charged, is the Age of Consent Act of 1891. This chapter explores this act’s ideologically hegemonic dimensions with respect to the

in Gender and imperialism
Tom Walker

5 If they can consent, why can’t they refuse? Tom Walker Introduction Medical ethics and medical law both hold that where the patient is a competent adult (in Ireland that is a competent person over 18) it would always be wrong to give them medical treatment that they have refused. In contrast while section 23 of the Non-­Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 stipulates that young people in Ireland who are 16 or over can consent to medical treatment, it does not specifically include an entitlement to refuse treatment. As such, it would appear that in

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare