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Organ transplantation as a transformative experience: anthropological insights into the restructuring of the self.
  • L. Sharp
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Medical anthropology quarterly
  • 1 September 1995
Transplantation represents in the popular mind the pinnacle of biomedical knowledge and skill. Its feasibility depends upon the management of conflicting cultural values surrounding death and dying,Expand
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The commodification of the body and its parts.
  • L. Sharp
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Annual review of anthropology
  • 2000
The human body--and its parts--has long been a target for commodification within myriad cultural settings. A discussion of commodification requires that one consider, first, the significance of theExpand
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Children and the Politics of Culture
Children and the Politics of Culture. Sharon Stephens, ed.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University press. 1995. 355 pp.references, apto pendix, contributors, index.
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Strange Harvest: Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies, and the Transformed Self
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION: STRANGE HARVEST The Ideological Underpinnings of Organ Transfer Studying Transplantation in American Contexts 1. WE ARE THE DEAD MEN: MIND OVERExpand
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Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte: Local Discourses of Islam, Sorcery, and Spirit Possession
How might anthropologists understand the cultural basis of knowledge? This is Michael Lambek's task in this detailed and often engrossing study from Mayotte, an island of the Comoro archipelago inExpand
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Diseases of wild sea trout in Scotland in relation to fish population decline
Abstract Sea trout cathceshave been unusually low in recent years in some areas of Scotland, particularly parts of the west coast, coincident with a decline in sea trout catches and stocks in partsExpand
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Commodified kin: death, mourning, and competing claims on the bodies of organ donors in the United States.
  • L. Sharp
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American anthropologist
  • 1 March 2001
A pronounced disjunction characterizes symbolic constructions of the cadaveric donor body in the United States, where procurement professionals and surviving donor kin vie with one another in theirExpand
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The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar
List of Illustrations List of Tables Notes on the Text Acknowledgments I. THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A CHILDREN'S HISTORY INTRODUCTION 1. YOUTH AND THE COLONIZED MIND II. THE PERPLEXITIES OF URBANExpand
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Endangered Species: Health, Illness and Death among Madagascar's People of the Forest
Endangered Species: Health, Illness and Death among Madagascar's People of the Forest. Janice Harper. Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002.Expand
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The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town
This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power. These women, LeslieExpand
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