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Tissue economies : blood, organs, and cell lines in late capitalism

Author: Cathy Waldby; Robert Mitchell
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: Science and cultural theory.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Waldby; Robert Mitchell
ISBN: 9780822388043 0822388049
OCLC Number: 226068357
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages).
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.
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Catherine Waldby and Robert Mitchell.
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Surveys the economies of exchange in human blood, tissues, and organs. This book compares tissue economies in the United Kingdom and United States. It features a series of case studies based on  Read more...

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