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Organ Economy. Organ Trafficking in Moldova and Israel.

Lundin, Susanne LU (2012) In Public Understanding of Science 21(2). p.226-241
Abstract
Organ trafficking is an illegal means of meeting the shortage of transplants. The activity flourishes for several interacting reasons, such as medical needs, poverty and criminality. Other factors are fundamental conceptual structures such as the dream of the regenerative body as well as the view of the body as an object of utility and an object of value. The article aims to go behind the normative discussions that usually surround organ trafficking. Why this is happening, and what the societal consequences are, is examined through ethnographic fieldwork. The focus is on the shadow economies that govern existence and in which people, goods, weapons, money, bodies, etc. constitute components of the global market.
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ethnography, organ trafficking, identity, shadow economy
in
Public Understanding of Science
volume
21
issue
2
pages
226 - 241
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000301191900009
  • scopus:84857858085
ISSN
0963-6625
DOI
10.1177/0963662510372735
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The body as a gift, resource and commodity : Organ transplantation in the Baltic and East Europe region
language
English
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yes
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ccf048af-fd62-4421-9465-bbe243eaaca4 (old id 1951779)
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  author       = {Lundin, Susanne},
  issn         = {0963-6625},
  keyword      = {ethnography,organ trafficking,identity,shadow economy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {226--241},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Public Understanding of Science},
  title        = {Organ Economy. Organ Trafficking in Moldova and Israel.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662510372735},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2012},
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