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The Resource The transplant imaginary : mechanical hearts, animal parts, and moral thinking in highly experimental science, Lesley A. Sharp

The transplant imaginary : mechanical hearts, animal parts, and moral thinking in highly experimental science, Lesley A. Sharp

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The transplant imaginary : mechanical hearts, animal parts, and moral thinking in highly experimental science
Title
The transplant imaginary
Title remainder
mechanical hearts, animal parts, and moral thinking in highly experimental science
Statement of responsibility
Lesley A. Sharp
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" In The Transplant Imaginary, author Lesley Sharp explores the extraordinarily surgically successful realm of organ transplantation, which is plagued worldwide by the scarcity of donated human parts, a quandary that generates ongoing debates over the marketing of organs as patients die waiting for replacements. These widespread anxieties within and beyond medicine over organ scarcity inspire seemingly futuristic trajectories in other fields. Especially prominent, longstanding, and promising domains include xenotransplantation, or efforts to cull fleshy organs from animals for human use, and bioengineering, a field peopled with "tinkerers" intent on designing implantable mechanical devices, where the heart is of special interest. Scarcity, suffering, and sacrifice are pervasive and, seemingly, inescapable themes that frame the transplant imaginary. Xenotransplant experts and bioengineers at work in labs in five Anglophone countries share a marked determination to eliminate scarcity and human suffering, certain that their efforts might one day altogether eliminate any need for parts of human origin. A premise that drives Sharp's compelling ethnographic project is that high-stakes experimentation inspires moral thinking, informing scientists' determination to redirect the surgical trajectory of transplantation and, ultimately, alter the integrity of the human form. "--
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Sharp, Lesley Alexandra
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RD120.7
LC item number
.S492 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Ethnology
  • Medical anthropology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • MEDICAL / Diseases
  • Ethnology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • United States
Label
The transplant imaginary : mechanical hearts, animal parts, and moral thinking in highly experimental science, Lesley A. Sharp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral neutrality in experimental science -- The reconfigured body of the transplant imaginary -- Hybrid bodies and animal science: the promises of interspecies proximity -- Artificial life: perfecting the mechanical heart -- Temporality and social desire in anticipatory science -- The moral parameters of virtuous science
Control code
857863195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages
Isbn
9780520277960
Lccn
2013024442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857863195
Label
The transplant imaginary : mechanical hearts, animal parts, and moral thinking in highly experimental science, Lesley A. Sharp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral neutrality in experimental science -- The reconfigured body of the transplant imaginary -- Hybrid bodies and animal science: the promises of interspecies proximity -- Artificial life: perfecting the mechanical heart -- Temporality and social desire in anticipatory science -- The moral parameters of virtuous science
Control code
857863195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages
Isbn
9780520277960
Lccn
2013024442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857863195

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