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Introduction: Blood Donation, Bioeconomy, Culture
This special issue of Body & Society explores critical issues arising from enactments of blood donation and transfusion in different parts of the world.1 With articles focusing on Brazil, China,Expand
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Veinglory: Exploring Processes of Blood Transfer Between Persons
L'auteur etudie ici les operations liees au don du sang et a sa « gestion » dans une perspective anthropologique. Il affirme que cette gestion ne se limite pas aux operations realisees par lesExpand
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Gathering Points: Blood Donation and the Scenography of `National Integration' in India
This article explores nationalist interpretations of blood donation activity, examining how some Indians read integrative messages into the practical procedures through which blood is donated andExpand
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Guru logics*
This commentary highlights the diversity of thematics and conceptual schema generated by guru-ship, and its capacity—as a set of principles as much as specific persons—to participate in, and moveExpand
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"Blood Will Have Blood": A Study in Indian Political Ritual
This article considers the significance of the incorporation of blood donation as a widespread feature of commemorative polit ical rituals in India. It places the rituals in the context of theExpand
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The Guru in South Asia
This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between pastExpand
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The Gift and Its Forms of Life in Contemporary India
Thispaperseekstodocumentandinterpretsomeofthemanylifeformsofthegift ofdanincontemporaryIndia.Itattemptstobebothsummativeinreflectingonthe recent extremely productive literature on dan andExpand
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Veins of Devotion
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Blood, Blessings and Technology in India
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Violence, non‐violence, and blood donation in India
This article explores the relationship between medical blood donation and concepts and enactments of violence and non-violence in India. The focus is on those north Indian devotional orders in theExpand
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