Gendering the Gift of Life: Family Politics and Kidney Donation in Egypt and Mexico

  title={Gendering the Gift of Life: Family Politics and Kidney Donation in Egypt and Mexico},
  author={M. Crowley-Matoka and S. Hamdy},
  journal={Medical Anthropology},
  pages={31 - 44}
ABSTRACT In this article, we demonstrate how living kidney donation is a particularly gendered experience. We draw on anthropologists’ contributions to understanding the globalization of reproductive technologies to argue that kidney donation similarly endangers and preserves fertility, thereby unsettling and reifying gendered familial labor. Based on fieldwork in two ethnographic sites—Egypt and Mexico—we examine how kidney donation is figured as a form of social reproduction. In both settings… Expand
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