Bioethics Beyond Altruism

Donating and Transforming Human Biological Materials

Editors: M. Shaw, Rhonda (Ed.)

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  • Offers a fascinating interdisciplinary account of the human body can be used to repair, replace and reproduce
  • Taps into a useful breadth of examinations of transactions that involve organs, gametes, tissue, iPSC, breast milk, and surrogate motherhood
  • Explores the key bioethical issues in respect to breaches, contestations, and dilemmas around experimental and innovative medical technologies
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About this book

This book departs from conventional bioethics approaches to consider the different moral and political economies involved in the donation and transformation of human organs, gametes, stem cells and breastmilk. Collectively, the authors draw attention to the different values associated with research and therapy on body part and tissue exchange through an examination of altruism, gift and commodity relations. They expertly discuss issues such as the bioethical conundrums around the circulation and use of human biological materials and services as well as their legal and regulatory limits, the economic benefits and health values attributed to various body parts and products, and the matter of immaterial labour and affective relations between donors, recipients and others involved in tissue provision.
Based on new empirical research, this interdisciplinary collection of original and timely essays will be of interest to students and researchers in gender and cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, as well as medical professionals with an interest in health and reproduction.

About the authors

Rhonda M. Shaw is Associate Professor of Sociology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests include the sociology of morality and ethics, and empirical research on organ and tissue economies.

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“This book tackles the topic of altruism with respect to transfers, redistribution, and transformation of biological material such as human bodily fluids, cells, tissues, and genetic material. … This book effectively synthesizes a vast amount of material into one succinct book while offering diverse opinions from varying backgrounds. This target audience is scholars in the fields of medicine and bioethics.” (Allegra Merriweather, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2018)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Bioethics Beyond Altruism

    Pages 3-31

    Shaw, Rhonda M.

  • Dead Human Bodies and Embryos: Commonalities and Disparities in Ethical Debate

    Pages 35-59

    Jones, D. Gareth

  • The Immortal Life of Ethics? The Alienation of Body Tissue, Ethics and the Informed Consent Procedure Within Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research

    Pages 61-87

    MacGregor, Casimir (et al.)

  • On the Everyday Ethics of Stem Cell Therapies in India

    Pages 89-112

    Appleton, Nayantara Sheoran (et al.)

  • Towards an Understanding of Embryo Donation in New Zealand: The Views of Donors and Recipients

    Pages 115-139

    Goedeke, Sonja (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioethics Beyond Altruism
Book Subtitle
Donating and Transforming Human Biological Materials
Editors
  • Rhonda M. Shaw
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55532-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55532-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55531-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85686-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 356
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