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Organs for Sale An Ethnographic Examination of the International Organ Trade

Lundin, Susanne LU (2016) In Palgrave Pivot
Abstract
After four years of queuing on the Swedish list for transplant kidneys, Sam was tired of waiting – he went to Pakistan and bought a new kidney. But where did the new kidney come from? And was the donation of the organ he received really voluntary? In this book, Susanne Lundin explores the murky world of organ trade, where desperate patients like Sam are small pieces in a big puzzle. In her ethnographic work, she tracks exploited farm workers in Moldova, prosecutors in Israel and surgeons in the Philippines. Utilizing unique source material she depicts a rapidly growing organ market characterized by both advanced medical technology and human trafficking.
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organ trade, ethnography, medical crime, medical travel
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Palgrave Pivot
pages
117 pages
publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
external identifiers
  • Scopus:84982952554
ISBN
978-1-349-56822-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137539854
language
English
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yes
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