Further Reading: the John Moore Case

The role played by the concept of "dignity" in the Moore case is discussed in anthropologist Paul Rabinow's “Severing the Ties: Fragmentation and Dignity in Late Modernity,” in Essays on the Anthropology of Reason (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton UP, 1996), pp. 146-150, and by literary scholar Robert Mitchell in “$ell: Body Wastes, Information, and Commodification,” in Robert Mitchell and Phillip Thurtle, Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 121-136.

For a reading of the Moore case that relates the case to popular culture, see Priscilla Wald, "What's in a Cell?: John Moore's Spleen and the Language of Bioslavery," in New Literary History: Essays Probing the Boundaries of the Human in Science and Science Fiction 36:2 (Spring, 2005): 205-25.

The impact of the Moore decision as legal precedent is described by legal scholar Keith Sealing in “Great Property Cases: Teaching Fundamental Learning Techniques with Moore v. Regents of the University of California,” Saint Louis University Law Journal 46 (Summer 2002): pp. 755-774.