The Anthropology of Organ Transplantation

@article{Ikels2013TheAO,
  title={The Anthropology of Organ Transplantation},
  author={C. Ikels},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={89-102}
}
  • C. Ikels
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
Anthropology has been involved with the field of organ transplantation almost since its inception. As a rapidly growing subfield within biomedicine, transplantation has been analyzed as one more example of the technological imperative: the development and application of new procedures and techniques that bring, in their wake, major changes in how humans relate to their bodies. Anthropologists have been especially interested in the psychological adjustment of organ recipients as they come to… Expand
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