23 March 2017: Buying and Selling Organs: Issues of Commodification, Exploitation and Human Dignity
Andorno2017_Buying and selling organs
2 March 2017: What is special about the commodification of bodies?
1. Ted Talk: What money can’t buy
2. Text discussion: Phillips, Anne (2013): Our bodies, whose property?
Phillips2013_Our bodies whose property, Chapter 1
3. Reading in groups: Phillips, Anne (2013): Our bodies, whose property?
Groups Surrogacy: Chapter 3 Bodies for rent? The case of commercial surrogacy
Groups Organ: Chapter 4 Spare parts and desperate needs
Developing ideas: Reading into your topic (* key texts)
Organ donation in the Global South
Cohen2005_operability_organ trade in India
* DelmonicoScheperHuges2003_Why we should not pay for human organs
KieransCooper2011_Organ donation, genetics, race and culture: The making of a medical problem
ScheperHuges2001_Commodity fetishism in organ trafficking
ScheperHughes2004_Parts unknown: Undercover ethnography of the organs-trafficking underworld
*ScheperHughes2007_The Tyranny of the Gift: Sacrificial Violence in Living Donor Transplants
Organ trade in the Global North
Davies2006_Patterning the geographies of organ transplantation
Gunnarson2012_The Body as Gift, Resource, and Commodity
KieransCooper2013_The emergence of the ‘ethnic donor’: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK
Surrogacy in India
Surrogacy in Mexico
Ehrensperger2015_Bezahlen für den Erfolgsfall Leben
Schurr2016_Surrogacy in Mexico
SchurrPerler2016_Trafficked into a better future
Surrogacy in Thailand
Whittaker2014_Merit and Money. Surrogacy in Thailand
Surrogacy in the US
*Berend2010_Romance of surrogacy in USA
Jacobson, Heather. 2016. Labor of love: Gestational surrogacy and the work of making babies. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick.