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Author Swanson, Kara W., author.

Title Banking on the body : the market in blood, milk, and sperm in modern America / Kara W. Swanson
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014]
©2014

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Description 1 online resource (333 pages)
Contents Banking for love and for money -- Bankable bodies and the professional donor -- Banks that take donations -- Blood battles in the Cold War -- Market backlash -- Feminine banks and the milk of human kindness -- Buying dad from the sperm bank -- Beyond the body bank
Summary Ultimately, the bank metaphor straitjacketed legal codes and reinforced inequalities in medical care. By exploring its past, Banking on the Body charts the path to a more efficient and less exploitative distribution of the human body's life-giving potential
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-319) and index
Notes Online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed December 1, 2014)
Subject Blood banks -- United States -- History
Blood banks -- Economic aspects -- United States
Sperm banks -- United States -- History
Sperm banks -- Economic aspects -- United States
Breast milk -- Collection and preservation -- United States -- History
Breast milk -- Economic aspects -- United States
Metaphor.
Biological Specimen Banks -- history
Biological Specimen Banks -- legislation & jurisprudence
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Metaphor
metaphor.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Metaphor
Blood banks
Blood banks -- Economic aspects
Breast milk -- Collection and preservation
Sperm banks
Körperflüssigkeit
Kommerzialisierung
Sperma.
Muttermilch
Geschichte
Blut
Biobank
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780674369481
0674369483