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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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Biomedical Embrace
ANTC68 - Lecture 10
Idea of Modernity
How are priorities determined, who gets access?issues of power
Attainment of modernity
Biotechnologyleaves hope for those who have access vs. Those who are excluded
- medical imaginary – how effective and imaginative circulate in popular culture
- related to hegemony and how biomedical is expressed
- AFFECT SIDE!rips peoples imagination and illicit commitment
- capital investment in biotechnology research, articulation of news findings
ex: stem cells in the human genome project
belief in research to develop cures, products in marketsthose who participatethis is what good
means in medical hegemony - ex: popularity of life science enrolments
Dark Side
Organ black-markets , medical scandals, side effects of medication
- how biomedical imaginary circulatethis imagined idea
Appadurai
imagination is a critical field in processes of globalization
- circulation of images in media , currency that can produce change in medical world
- modernity
- Africa, biomedical knowledge – power of medicine to cure diseases
- potent tool to driving conversion – modernity
How have anthropologists investigated biomedical technology?
- how about challenges in enduring concepts like personhood, kinship, family – trouble the line of
culture and naturelife and death - trouble these boundaries and create debategives rise to
conceptualizations
Who gets access? What services are de-emphasized, to make another service possibledue to
limited budgets?
body snatchers - drug people and deliver the body to a hospital
Production of modern medicine
Troubles that emerges related to modification of organs, who owns body parts? What rights and
obligation do diff. bodies havewith alienated body parts?
Lawrence Cohen Article?
- medicine – progress, advancementpart of medical imaginary
www.notesolution.com
Biomedical Embrace
ANTC68 - Lecture 10
Statisticsimproved survival rates (marshalled and brought together, organ transplants saves
lives, raises hope for those critically ill)hope templed by shortage of organs
- waiting for organslines long – supply and demand need to look at, translation of organ as
inseparable from human body and currency
- organs in black market prices
Shortage of organs
bioavailability – role of poverty in donor populations and exploitation – process they go through to
make something part of their body for salewhat process?
transplant technology – new defn of life and death – those living with ventilatorswhat are they?
Sociality of organs organs transfer – new meaning of relatedness and how they link unrelated people
to new forms of sociality
Producing Shortage!
Organs live outside host population – dont necessary belong to human being
Become alienable - from the body and the person they are produced
Organs for transplants, those that are alivecannot be fractioned or cloned, limited social life for
two human beingsdonor and recipient
Development of Psychopromnerootination of transplant surgery possible
Some place voluntary donations (HAS TO BE!) – kidney can be donated from living person
Imagined of being in short supply, metaphor of shortageembedded in transplant discourse
shortage exists because donations have increased (a lot fo work required to make people to want to
donate)national shortagelist getting long
Other factors, decrease in traffic fatality, trauma units are better at making people from being
brain dead, intensive care unit and organ team (time frame, waiting for organs), populations in
most societies are aging populations (ideally want younger donors)
Margaret Locke
- find stuff that supports the pts. Above
- population, demand decreasing
- poverty and inequality
- pool of increased recipients (those who are eligible) - broadened transplant world – where there is
also shortage
- reason for increase wait timereason – all these people
- live donors, better than dead donors
- transplant tourismCanada, purchase elsewhere
Bioavailability
www.notesolution.com

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Biomedical Embrace ANTC68 - Lecture 10 Idea of Modernity How are priorities determined, who gets access? issues of power Attainment of modernity Biotechnology leaves hope for those who have access vs. Those who are excluded - medical imaginary how effective and imaginative circulate in popular culture - related to hegemony and how biomedical is expressed - AFFECT SIDE! rips peoples imagination and illicit commitment - capital investment in biotechnology research, articulation of news findings ex: stem cells in the human genome project belief in research to develop cures, products in markets those who participate this is what good means in medical hegemony - ex: popularity of life science enrolments Dark Side Organ black-markets , medical scandals, side effects of medication - how biomedical imaginary circulate this imagined idea Appadurai imagination is a critical field in processes of globalization - circulation of images in media , currency that can produce change in medical world - modernity - Africa, biomedical knowledge power of medicine to cure diseases - potent tool to driving conversion modernity How have anthropologists investigated biomedical technology? - how about challenges in enduring concepts like personhood, kinship, family trouble the line of culture and nature life and death - trouble these boundaries and create debate gives rise to conceptualizations Who gets access? What services are de-emphasized, to make another service possible due to limited budgets? body snatchers - drug people and deliver the body to a hospital Production of modern medicine Troubles that emerges related to modification of organs, who owns body parts? What rights and obligation do diff. bodies have with alienated body parts? Lawrence Cohen Article? - medicine progress, advancement part of medical imaginary www.notesolution.com
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