Exchanging Human Bodily Material: Rethinking Bodies and Markets

  • Klaus Hoeyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-191

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses the debate usually tagged as being about ’markets in human body parts’ which is antagonistically divided into pro-market and anti-market positions. The author provides a set of propositions about how to approach this and shows a way out of the concrete impasse of it.

Assumptions about markets and bodies that characterize this debate are analyzed and described while the author argues that these assumptions are in fact constitutive for exchanges of human bodily material – but in unacknowledged ways. It is concluded that what we need is a different analytical approach to better understand the mechanisms at play when organizations exchange organs, tissues and cells for use in transplantation and fertility medicine.

Assumptions about markets and bodies that characterize this debate are analyzed and described while the author argues that these assumptions are in fact constitutive for exchanges of human bodily material – but in unacknowledged ways. It is concluded that what we need is a different analytical approach to better understand the mechanisms at play when organizations exchange organs, tissues and cells for use in transplantation and fertility medicine.

Keywords

buying body parts empirical ethics exchange of human body parts human issue exchange markets for body parts ubject

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus Hoeyer
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Public HealthUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5264-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5263-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5264-1
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