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Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death (California Seri…



Traces the discourse that contributed to the locating of a different criterion of death in the brain, and its routinization in clinical practice in North America. This book demonstrates that death is not self-evident, that the space between life and death is historically and culturally constructed, fluid, multiple, and open to dispute.New
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Twice Dead

Pub Date : 2002 | Author : Margaret M. Lock | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520228146
ISBN 13 : 9780520228146

Medical knowledge and technology have been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousands of transplants each year. This text traces the discourse since 1970 that contribu..


Cooperation In Primates And Humans

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Peter M. Kappeler | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 3540282696
ISBN 13 : 9783540282693

Cooperative behavior has been one of the enigmas of evolutionary theory. This book examines the many facets of cooperative behavior in primates and humans. It bridges the gap betwe..


Strange Harvest

Pub Date : 2006-10-04 | Author : Lesley A. Sharp | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520939615
ISBN 13 : 0520939611

Strange Harvest illuminates the wondrous yet disquieting medical realm of organ transplantation by drawing on the voices of those most deeply involved: transplant recipients, clini..


In Amazonia

Pub Date : 2002 | Author : Hugh Raffles | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 0691048851
ISBN 13 : 9780691048857

The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human a..


Eugenic Nation

Pub Date : 2015-12-08 | Author : Alexandra Minna Stern | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520960657
ISBN 13 : 0520960653

First edition, Winner of the Arthur J. Viseltear Prize, American Public Health Association With an emphasis on the American West, Eugenic Nation explores the long and unsettled his..


Vita

Pub Date : 2013-05-01 | Author : João Biehl | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520951464
ISBN 13 : 0520951468

Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil’s big cities—places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. T..


Conjunctions And Disjunctions

Pub Date : 1990 | Author : Octavio Paz | Publisher : Arcade Publishing

ISBN 10 : 1559701374
ISBN 13 : 9781559701372

In a series of reflective essays, the Mexican-born Nobel laureate shares his observations on the complexities of human nature, the duality of the divine and the demonic, asceticism..


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