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From One Body to Another: Sociological Issues in Transplantation of Human Organs

 
Aneeta A. Minocha (Author) Shikha Batra (Author)
Synopsis Human organ transplantation has several ethical, cultural and legal dimension. It provides a fertile ground for exploring a vast number of sociological questions such as, how are life and death defined? What is the symbolic significance of a body part? How is the giving and receiving of human organs perceived by the society? Should body parts be donated, given as a gift, or sold like a commodity? How does the state respond to these questions? This book examines these issue across diverse societies and shows how social, ethical, cultural and legal considerations influence and regulate the giving and receiving of body parts.
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About the author

Shikha Batra

Shikha Batra has studies Sociology in Miranda House and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She is currently teaching Sociology in Hindu College, University of Delhi. She has co-authored with Prof. Aneeta A. Minocha, the book, titled "From One Body to Another: Sociological Issues in transplantation of Human Organs."

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Title From One Body to Another: Sociological Issues in Transplantation of Human Organs
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Rajat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8178800489
length x+138p.