Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs, and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism / Edition 1

Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs, and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism / Edition 1

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by Catherine Waldby, Robert Mitchell
     
 

A cultural studies account of how the "bio-value" of blood, stem cells, organs, and cell lines moves back and forth between 'gift' and 'commodity'.

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Overview

A cultural studies account of how the "bio-value" of blood, stem cells, organs, and cell lines moves back and forth between 'gift' and 'commodity'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822337706
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Science and Cultural Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Gifts, Commodities, and Human Tissues 1

Part I. Tissue Banks: Managing the Tissue Economy 31

1. Blood Banks, Risk, and Autologous Donation: The Gift of Blood to Oneself 35

2. Disentangling the Embryonic Gift: The UK Stem Cell Bank 59

Part II. Waste and Tissue Economies 83

3. The Laws of Mo(o)re: Waste, Biovalue, and Information Ecologies 88

4. Umbilical Cord Blood: Waste, Gift, Venture Capital 110

Part III. Biogifts of Capital 131

5. Commodity-Communities and Corporate Commons 135

6. Real-Time Demand: Information, Regeneration, and Organ Markets 160

Conclusion: The Future of Tissue Economies 181

Notes 189

Bibliography 207

Index 227

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