Commodifying Bodies

Commodifying Bodies

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761940332

ISBN-13: 9780761940333

Pub. Date: 04/03/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Anthropologists and other social scientists survey a number of practices around the world that involve the transfer or use of bodies or body parts for some kind of compensation. Their topics include the other kidney: biopolitics beyond recognition; the alienation of body tissues and the biopolitics of immortalized cell lines; the Yemenite children affair and body…  See more details below

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Anthropologists and other social scientists survey a number of practices around the world that involve the transfer or use of bodies or body parts for some kind of compensation. Their topics include the other kidney: biopolitics beyond recognition; the alienation of body tissues and the biopolitics of immortalized cell lines; the Yemenite children affair and body commodification in Israel, the cremated Catholic: the ends of a deceased Guatemalan; excess, scarcity, and desire among drug-using sex workers; and languages of exploitation and accommodation among professional boxers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761940333
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Bodies for Sale - Whole or in Parts1
The Other Kidney: Biopolitics beyond Recognition9
Commodity Fetishism in Organs Trafficking31
The Alienation of Body Tissue and the Biopolitics of Immortalized Cell Lines63
The Immigrating Body and the Body Politic: The 'Yemenite Children Affair' and Body Commodification in Israel93
The Cremated Catholic: The Ends of a Deceased Guatemalan111
Bodies that Don't Matter: Death and Dereliction in Chicago121
Semen as Gift, Semen as Goods: Reproductive Workers and the Market in Altruism137
Excess, Scarcity and Desire among Drug-Using Sex Workers161
Whores, Slaves and Stallions: Languages of Exploitation and Accommodation among Professional Boxers181
Index195

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