Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • California Series in Public Anthropology *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Preamble - Accidental Death 1
  • Trauma 14
  • The Procurement 17
  • The Gift 23
  • Death's Shadow 27
  • One - Boundary Transgressions and Moral Uncertainty 32
  • Reanimation 54
  • Two - Technology in Extremis 57
  • Narrow Escapes 76
  • Three - Locating the Moment of Death 78
  • Jumping the Gun 101
  • Four - Making the New Death Uniform 103
  • Tragedy 127
  • Five - Japan and the Brain-Death “problem” 130
  • Aggressive Harvesting 147
  • Six - Japanese Modernity and Technology 149
  • Born of a Brain-Dead Mother 165
  • Seven - An Interim Resolution to the Brain-Death Debate 167
  • Eight - Social Death and Situated Departures 191
  • Disconcerting Movements 208
  • Nine - On Becoming an Ancestor 209
  • Memory Work 232
  • Ten - When Bodies Outlive Persons 235
  • Procurement Anxiety 259
  • Eleven - When Persons Linger in Bodies 263
  • Transcendence Through Music 288
  • Twelve - The Body Transcendent 291
  • A Court Order 310
  • Thirteen - The Social Life of Human Organs 315
  • A Reliable Man 341
  • An Unsatisfactory Intelligence 345
  • Fourteen - Revisiting Vivisection in a World Short of Organs 347
  • A Dubious Definition of Death 363
  • Reflections 365
  • Bibliography 379
  • Index 417
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