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Author Lock, Margaret M

Title An anthropology of biomedicine / Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen

Publ Info Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
 CCE Main Collection  GN296 .L63 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GN296 .L63 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 506 pages ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents PART I. TECHNOLOGIES AND BODIES IN CONTEXT: Biomedical technologies in practice -- The normal body -- Anthropologies of medicine -- Local biologies and human difference -- PART II. THE BIOLOGICAL STANDARD: The right population -- Colonial disease and biological commensurability -- Grounds for comparisons: biology and human experiments -- PART III. MORAL BOUNDARIES AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATIONS: Who owns the body? -- The social life of organs -- Kinship, infertility, and assisted reproduction -- PART IV. ELUSIVE AGENTS AND MORAL DISRUPTIONS: The matter of the self -- Genes as embodies risk -- Genomics, epigenomics, and uncertain futures -- Human difference revisited
LC subject Medical anthropology
Public health -- Anthropological aspects
Human body -- Social aspects
Mesh Subject Biomedical Technology -- ethics
Anthropology, Cultural -- methods
Genetic Services -- ethics
Social Change
Add Author Nguyen, Vinh-Kim
ISBN 9781405110716 (pbk. : alk. paper)