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The Mindful Body: A Prolegomenon to Future Work in Medical Anthropology
Conceptions of the body are central not only to substantive work in medical anthropology, but also to the philosophical underpinnings of the entire discipline of anthropology, where Western
The Primacy of the Ethical: Propositions for a Militant Anthropology
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Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account
The Global Traffic in Human Organs1
A late‐20th‐century global trade in bodies, body parts, desires, and invented scarcities is mapped, inspired by Sweetness and Power, which traces the colonial and mercantilist routes of enslaving tastes and artificial needs.
The Global Traffic in Human Organs
Issues central to antbropology's concern with global dominations and local resistances are raised, including the reordering of relations hetween individual bodies and the state, heTween gifts and commodities, between fact and rumor, and between medicine and magic in postmodernity.
Bodies for Sale – Whole or in Parts
This article introduces the topic of body and commerce commodification as an effort to return sociological and anthropological thinking to a consideration of bodies as tangible, palpable and real
The Ends of the Body--Commodity Fetishism and the Global Traffic in Organs
A the neoliberal readjustments of the new global economy, there has been a rapid growth of “medical tourism” for transplant surgery and other advanced biomedical and surgical procedures, which has created a global scarcity of viable organs.