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Contents List of Images INTRODUCTION I. THE GOOD DEATH: Managing and Memorializing the Dead in the Realm of Organ Transfer in America Opening Reflections Managing the Clinically Dead in America The Unnamed Dead The Impossibility of Reciprocity Remembering the Dead in Medical Contexts Honoring the Nation's Dead Subversive Memorial Projects Loss and Longing Notes References Cited II. BODY COMMODITIES: The Medical Value of the Human Body and its Parts Marketing the Human Body Legal Aspects of the Human Body Trade in America The Privacy Mandate Protecting the Humanity of Human Bodies Between the Living and the Dead High Stakes Claims on Donor Bodies Genetic Sentiments III. HUMAN, MONKEY, MACHINE: The Brave New World of Human Hybridity The Baby and the Baboon Body Experiments The Scientific Desire for the Hybrid Human Celebrating the Monstrous in Laboratory Settings For the Love of the Pig The Dreams of Venture Capital Imagining the Hybrid Body Endings and New Beginnings EPILOGUE: The Future of the Body Transformed Notes References Cited Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Organs (Anatomy) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Social aspects -- United States.
Body, Human -- Social aspects -- United States.
Body, Human -- Symbolic aspects -- United States.