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Title Bodily exchanges, bioethics and border crossing : perspectives on giving, selling and sharing bodies / edited by Erik Malmqvist and Kristin Zeiler
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Series Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness
Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: bodily exchanges, bioethics and border crossing; Bodily exchanges in medicine; Two ethical frameworks; Beyond giving and selling; Bodily giving, selling and sharing in this volume; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 2. The lived body and personal identity: The ontology of exiled body parts; Introduction; Phenomenology of medicine and health care; Medical technology and exiled body parts; The ontology of the lived body and its parts; Medical science, phenomenology and culture
A brief overview of international legislation and regulationCharacterizing the debate on money and bodies; Interviewees' characterizations of money and markets; Commentary; Thanks; Note; References; 5. Sharing organs for transplantation: altruism as kagandahang loob; Introduction; Giving and the significance of roles; Debts of gratitude, debts of good will; Monetary debt; Organ donation as a debt of good will; Sharing of oneself: creating a debt of good will; Confirming a relationship between benefactor and beneficiary; Debt of good will and hiya (moral shame); Organ sharing as altruism
Conclusion: is there room for a human transplant commons?Acknowledgements; References; 7. Sharing the embodied experience of pregnancy: the case of surrogate motherhood; Introduction; Revisiting Young: pregnant embodiment as a privileged relation; Beyond the maternal-foetal relation in pregnant embodiment; Sharing another's embodied experience; Carrying a child for another; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 8 Relational ontology and ethics in online organ solicitation: the problem of sharing one's body when being touched online; Introduction: Gail, Juan and Leigh Anne's story
Five criteria in doing sobject ontologyStrong-identity-bearing sobjects and ethics; Conclusion; References; 3. Putting the gift relationship to test: the peculiar case of research on discarded human tissue; Introduction; Discarded tissue and the gift relationship; Challenges to research ethics: a gift-giving perspective; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 4. "I wouldn't put them on eBay!": discourses on money, markets and meanings amongst IVF patients volunteering for a UK "egg sharing for research" scheme; Introduction
Implications for compensation and incentivesExtended families and the extension of altruism; The authenticity of kagandahang loob; Understanding kagandahang loob in a comparative context; Summary and conclusions; References; 6. Sharing amidst scarcity: the commons as innovative transgression in xeno- and allotransplant science; Introduction; Sharing and sociality in medical science; The sentimental structures of scarcity, experimental failure and biocapital; Organ transfer: sharing amid scarcity; Xeno research and the science of scarcity; Pigs and the animal commons
Summary Medical therapy, research and technology enable us to make our bodies, or parts of them, available to others in an increasing number of ways. This is the case in organ, tissue, egg and sperm donation as well as in surrogate motherhood and clinical research. Bringing together leading scholars working on the ethical, social and cultural aspects of such bodily exchanges, this cutting-edge book develops new ways of understanding them. Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing both probes the established giving and selling frameworks for conceptualising bodily exchanges in medicine, and seeks to develop and examine another, less familiar framework: that of sharing. A framework of sharing can capture practices that involve giving up and giving away part of one's body, such as organ and tissue donation, and practices that do not, such as surrogacy and research participation. Sharing also recognizes the multiple relationalities that these exchanges can involve and invites inquiry into the context in which they occur
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 10, 2018)
Subject Tissue and Organ Procurement -- ethics.
Transplantation -- ethics.
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted -- ethics.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc -- Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology -- Moral and ethical aspects
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Reproductive technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Malmqvist, Erik, editor.
Zeiler, Kristin, 1973- editor.
ISBN 131571776X