Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society: A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion

Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society: A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion

by Farhat Moazam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253347823

ISBN-13: 9780253347824

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Dr. Farhat Moazam has written a wonderful book, based on her extraordinary first-hand study.... [S]he is an exceptionally gifted and evocative writer. Her book not only has the attributes of a superb piece of intellectual work, but it has literary artistic merit." —Renee C. Fox, Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of

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"Dr. Farhat Moazam has written a wonderful book, based on her extraordinary first-hand study.... [S]he is an exceptionally gifted and evocative writer. Her book not only has the attributes of a superb piece of intellectual work, but it has literary artistic merit." —Renee C. Fox, Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

This is an ethnographic study of live, related kidney donation in Pakistan, based on Farhat Moazam’s participant-observer research conducted at a public hospital. Her narrative is both a "thick" description of renal transplant cases and the cultural, ethical, and family conflicts that accompany them, and an object lesson in comparative bioethics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253347824
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Bioethics and the Humanities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. The Stage: Backdrop, Props, and Protagonists
2. Webs of Relationships and Obligations
3. Giving and Receiving Kidneys: Perspectives of Pakistani Patients and Families
4. A Surgeon in the Field
5. Conclusion: Ethics and Pakistan

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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