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作者 Sharp, Lesley
書名 Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologies : Death, Mourning, and Scientific Desire in the Realm of Human Organ Transfer
出版項 New York : Columbia University Press, 2006
©2006
國際標準書號 9780231510981 (electronic bk.)
9780231138390
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (145 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures
附註 Intro -- CONTENTS -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. The Good Death -- 2. Body Commodities -- 3. Human, Monkey, Machine -- EPILOGUE -- Notes -- References Cited -- Index
The human body defines a lucrative site of reusable parts, ranging from whole organs to minuscule and even microscopic tissues. Although the medical practices that enable the transfer of parts from one body to another most certainly relieve suffering and extend lives, they have also irrevocably altered perceptions of the cultural values assigned to the body. In Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologies, Lesley A. Sharp probes the ideological assumptions underlying the transfer of body parts, the social significance of donors' deaths, and the medico-scientific desires surrounding complex forms of body repair. She also considers the experimental realm, in which nonhuman species and artificial devices present further opportunities for recovery and controversy. A compelling scientific investigation and social critique, Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologies explores the pervasive, and at times pernicious, practices shaping American biomedicine in the twenty-first century
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Sharp, Lesley Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologies : Death, Mourning, and Scientific Desire in the Realm of Human Organ Transfer New York : Columbia University Press,c2006 9780231138390
主題 Organs (Anatomy) - Social aspects - United States
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