Twice Dead

California Series in Public Anthropology
Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death
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Acknowledgments Preamble: Accidental Death Trauma The Procurement The Gift Death's Shadow 1. Boundary Transgressions and Moral Uncertainty Reanimation 2. Technology in Extremis Narrow Escapes 3. Locating the Moment of Death Jumping the Gun 4. Making Death Uniform Tragedy 5. The Brain-Death "Problem" Aggressive Harvesting 6. Technology as Other: Japanese Modernity and Technology Born of a Brain-Dead Mother 7. Prevailing against Inertia Organ Donor Card 8. Situated Departures Disconcerting Movements 9 Imaginative Continuities Memory Work 10.When Bodies Outlive Persons Procurement Anxiety 11. When Persons Linger in Bodies Musical Feat 12. The Body Transcendent A Court Order 13. The Social Life of Human Organs A Reliable Man An Unsatisfactory Intelligence 14. Revisiting Vivisection Almost Full Circle Reflections Bibliography Index
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Twice Dead is a fascinating and disturbing look at the procurement of organs for transplant. Focusing her study on the differences between North America's and Japan's ideas around brain death, organ donation, and medical ethics, Lock has written a gripping, discomfiting, and provocative piece of work.
Autor: Margaret M. Lock
Margaret Lock is Professor of Anthropology at McGill University and author of the award-winning Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America (1993) and East Asian Medicine in Urban Japan: Varieties of Medical Experience(1980), both from California. Among the books she has coedited are Remaking a World (2001), Social Suffering (1997), and Knowledge, Power, and Practice(1993), all from California. In December 2003, she was awarded the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, of the American Anthropology Association.

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Autor: Margaret M. Lock
ISBN-13 :: 9780520228146
ISBN: 0520228146
Erscheinungsjahr: 26.11.2001
Verlag: University of California Press
Gewicht: 628g
Seiten: 441
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x154x27 mm, 21 b-w illustrations
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