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Author Copeman, Jacob.

Title Veins of devotion : blood donation and religious experience in north India / Jacob Copeman
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (ix, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in medical anthropology
Studies in medical anthropology.
Contents Introduction -- Generative generosity -- The reform of the gift -- Devotion and donation -- Blood donation in the zone of religious spectacles -- Utility saints and donor-soldiers -- The nehruvian gift -- Conclusion
Summary Veins of Devotion tells the story of recent remarkable collaborations between guru-led devotional movements and public health campaigns to encourage voluntary blood donation in northern India. Focusing primarily on Delhi, Jacob Copeman carefully situates blood donation practices within the context of religious gift-giving, sacrifice, caste, kinship, and nationalism. The book analyzes the operations of several high-profile religious orders that organize large-scale public blood-giving events and argues that blood donation has become a site not only of frenetic competition between different devo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-225) and index
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Subject Blood -- Collection and preservation -- India -- Delhi
Blood donors -- India -- Delhi
Blood -- Social aspects -- India -- Delhi
Blood -- Religious aspects.
Kinship -- India -- Delhi
Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Blood Donors -- ethics
Blood Specimen Collection -- ethics
Community Participation
Religion and Medicine
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- General.
Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Blood -- Collection and preservation.
Blood donors.
Blood -- Religious aspects.
Blood -- Social aspects.
India -- Delhi.
Indien -- Nord
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813545967