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On Face Transplantation

Life and Ethics in Experimental Biomedicine

Authors: Taylor-Alexander, Samuel

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Drawing together interview material, medical publications, and first-hand accounts, this book shows that what is being remade in the burgeoning medical field of face transplantation is not only the lives of patients, but also the very ways that state institutions, surgeons, and families make sense of rights, claims for inclusion, and life itself.

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Samuel Taylor-Alexander is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and was previously a Visiting Fellow in the Science, Technology and Society Program at Harvard University, USA.

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"The politics of medicine, the sociotechnical assembling of norms and harms, and the constitution of subjects are skilfully shown by Taylor-Alexander to be processes that are tightly interwoven - indeed, co-produced - in the experimental clinical praxis of face-transplantation. In this subtle book we confront key questions around identity and care that resist easy answers, and are invited into a world of operating theatres, drugs, scars and mirrors that few of us will encounter but which demand consideration and engagement." - Martyn Pickersgill, University of Edinburgh, UK

"With this poignant reflection on face transplants, Taylor-Alexander stretches the genre of anthropology of medicine [ ] prompting us to think again about the meaning of ethical treatment, and the mismatch of power between healer and healed, as biomedicine blurs the boundaries between life and death." - Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Face Transplantation
Book Subtitle
Life and Ethics in Experimental Biomedicine
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45272-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137452726
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45271-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49751-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 74
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