Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society: A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion
ISBN: 0253347823
EAN13: 9780253347824
Language: English
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society: A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion

Book Overview
Dr. Farhat Moazam has written a wonderful book, based on her extraordinary first-hand study.... S]he is an exceptionally gifted and evocative writer. Her book not only has the attributes of a superb piece of intellectual work, but it has literary artistic merit. --Renee C. Fox, Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania This is an ethnographic study of live, related kidney donation in Pakistan, based on Farhat Moazam's participant-observer research conducted at a public hospital. Her narrative is both a thick description of renal transplant cases and the cultural, ethical, and family conflicts that accompany them, and an object lesson in comparative bioethics.