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Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs, and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism (Science and Cultural Theory)

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As new medical technologies are developed, more and more human tissues—such as skin, bones, heart valves, embryos, and stem cell lines—are stored and distributed for therapeutic and research purposes. The accelerating circulation of human tissue fragments raises profound social and ethical concerns related to who donates or sells bodily tissue, who receives it, and who pro ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 20th 2006 by Duke University Press Books (first published February 2006)
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What does it mean to give blood and other human tissues today, and what does it mean to recieve them? What values and what kinds of embodied power relations are constituted by the exchange of human tissues, and what kind of social space does their circulation describe? (181)

[I]t is clear that the old gift-commodity distinction is quite unable to encompass the complexities of... hybrid and often microeconomic arrangements. It seems to us that these are the sites where future contestations and neg
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