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Author Waldby, Cathy, author.

Title Tissue economies : blood, organs, and cell lines in late capitalism / Catherine Waldby and Robert Mitchell
Published Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)
Series Science and cultural theory
Science and cultural theory.
e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Blood banks, risk, and autologous donation: the gift of blood to oneself -- Disentangling the embryonic gift: the UK stem cell bank -- The laws of mo(o)re: waste, biovalue, and information ecologies -- Umbilical cord blood: waste, gift, venture capital -- Commodity-communities and corporate commons -- Real-time demand: information, regeneration, and organ markets -- Conclusion: the future of tissue economies
Summary A cultural studies account of how the "bio-value" of blood, stem cells, organs, and cell lines moves back and forth between 'gift' and 'commodity'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-225) and index
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Subject Tissue banks -- Economic aspects
Tissue banks -- Political aspects
Tissue banks -- Moral and ethical aspects
Preservation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects
Preservation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Political aspects
Preservation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects
Altruism.
Cross-cultural studies.
Tissue Donors -- psychology
Altruism
Capitalism
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Social Responsibility
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- economics
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- organization & administration
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- General.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
Cross-cultural studies
Altruism
Preservation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects
Preservation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Political aspects
Tissue banks -- Moral and ethical aspects
Humangenetik
Kommerzialisierung
Bioethik
Gewebe
K├Ârperteil
Bloedbanken.
Weefselculturen.
Celkweek.
Kapitalisme.
United Kingdom
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Mitchell, Robert, 1969- author.
ISBN 9780822388043
0822388049