The Resource The Transplant Imaginary : Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science, Lesley A. Sharp, (electronic resource)

The Transplant Imaginary : Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science, Lesley A. Sharp, (electronic resource)

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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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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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
Dewey number
174.2/97954
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Language note
English
LC call number
RD120.7
LC item number
.S492 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MEDICAL / Diseases
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • Medical anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Label
The Transplant Imaginary : Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science, Lesley A. Sharp, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Moral Neutrality in Experimental Science -- 1. The Reconfigured Body of the Transplant Imaginary -- 2. Hybrid Bodies and Animal Science: The Promises of Interspecies Proximity -- 3. Artificial Life: Perfecting the Mechanical Heart -- 4. Temporality and Social Desire in Anticipatory Science -- Conclusion: The Moral Parameters of Virtuous Science -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957152
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000001128788
  • (EBL)1463405
  • (OCoLC)860924023
  • (SSID)ssj0001037483
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12385460
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001037483
  • (PQKBWorkID)11042868
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  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001535519
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1463405
  • (OCoLC)966841737
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse52271
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001128788
Label
The Transplant Imaginary : Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science, Lesley A. Sharp, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Moral Neutrality in Experimental Science -- 1. The Reconfigured Body of the Transplant Imaginary -- 2. Hybrid Bodies and Animal Science: The Promises of Interspecies Proximity -- 3. Artificial Life: Perfecting the Mechanical Heart -- 4. Temporality and Social Desire in Anticipatory Science -- Conclusion: The Moral Parameters of Virtuous Science -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957152
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001128788
  • (EBL)1463405
  • (OCoLC)860924023
  • (SSID)ssj0001037483
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12385460
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001037483
  • (PQKBWorkID)11042868
  • (PQKB)11113032
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001535519
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1463405
  • (OCoLC)966841737
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse52271
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001128788

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