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Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375746-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
... This chapter deals with the repositioning of TCM in response to the biological turn. The debate is introduced between two schools of impotence diagnoses and treatment in TCM—the kidney-centered perspective and the liver-centered perspective—revealing the pressure to reposition TCM vis-à-vis...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375746-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
...Giving Kidneys (or Not) This chapter critically examines the dependence on living related organ donors in Mexico, taking Frida Kahlo’s painting The Two Fridas as well as the resonant, ubiquitous image of la Virgen de Guadalupe as key analytic touchstones. Delving more deeply...
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
...Getting Kidneys (or Not) Moving from the donors who provide organs to the patients who need them, this chapter explores how certain patients came to be deemed worthy of transplantation—and others did not—in ways that embodied ideas about the worth of the transplant enterprise itself...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... This chapter demonstrates how patients and families become caught up in the world of kidney transplantation, especially living donor transplantation. Living kidney donation, in particular from an adult child to a parent, has become a normal cultural practice and a routine social fact...
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By Sharon R. Kaufman
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... kidney transplantation living kidney donors kinship affective ties ...
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By Everett Yuehong Zhang
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
... Chinese medicine the kidney Viagra biomedicine cosmopolitanism ...
Book Chapter

By Sharon R. Kaufman
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... medical technologies implantable cardiac defibrillator kidney dialysis liver transplantation Medicare eligibility ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... This chapter returns to kidney transplantation because that example so dramatically illustrates how fairness, realized in equitable access for all, has been reinvented in our aging society through medical procedures. The growing demand for kidneys among older patients has created a fairness...
Book Chapter

By Sharon R. Kaufman
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... health care access health care equity kidney transplantation public good public health aging society ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
...Medicine’s Changing Means and Ends This chapter shows how the press for new technologies in U.S. health care complicates the goals of medical practice in our aging society. It examines three types of treatment—the implantable cardiac defibrillator, kidney dialysis, and liver transplantation...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... to the contingent interpellative processes required simply to identify bodily dis-ease as kidney disease, kidney disease as treatable, and transplantation as both attainable and desirable in Mexico. The footsteps of patients are then followed at close range through the capillary processes that lead (for some...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... This chapter shows how the press for new technologies in U.S. health care complicates the goals of medical practice in our aging society. It examines three types of treatment—the implantable cardiac defibrillator, kidney dialysis, and liver transplantation—to reveal how technological innovations...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... Moving away from the iconic dyad of organ donor and organ recipient, this chapter delves into the social life of the kidney itself to engage one of the key analytic frames that anthropology has brought to the study of transplantation. First, exploring how the notions of gift and commodity have...
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By Megan Crowley-Matoka
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... This brief coda looks back to the iconic figure of the self-sacrificial mother with whom the book began in order to look forward to an emerging biopolitics of global health, in which kidney disease now registers as a massive public health problem, one for which living donor organ transplantation...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
... an ethical self. seminal essense cultivation life ethics the self This chapter deals with the repositioning of TCM in response to the biological turn. The debate is introduced between two schools of impotence diagnoses and treatment in TCM—the kidney-centered perspective and the liver...
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
...Framing Transplantation Moving away from the iconic dyad of organ donor and organ recipient, this chapter delves into the social life of the kidney itself to engage one of the key analytic frames that anthropology has brought to the study of transplantation. First, exploring how the notions...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... resentment, but he succumbed to kidney disease in 1984, before he could accomplish permanent change. This chapter covers scandals and leadership maneuvering as Brezhnev’s health worsened, a snapshot of the USSR at the time of Brezhnev’s death, Andropov’s accession to power, and the effect of his discipline...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... birth, with sexual penetration, and with housework. Less visible in such culturally resonant representations, however, was the material reality that half of living donor kidneys in Mexico actually came from men, complicating a straightforward tale of gendered exploitation. This chapter argues...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... This introduction opens with a haunting ethnographic story of a German mother donating a kidney to her Mexican-born son, a story that crystallizes some of the central issues of familial sacrifice, medical salvation, and national aspiration that animate organ transplantation in Mexico...