Politics, Piety, and Biomedicine

The Malaysian Transplant Venture

The discourse on transplantation and brain death has become emblematic of conflicts between certain perspectives on adequate medical care, death and dying. Scientific and religious, modernising and traditional as well as academic and popular voices debate on how to approach these topics. This work captures the heterogeneous and often contradictory views on the Malaysian transplant venture and the treatment option of end stage organ failure from the Malay and Chinese population, physicians, state officials, and Muslim, Buddhist and Daoist clergy. It also addresses vital issues as to the use of and extent to which biomedicine and medical technology in contemporary Malaysia actually benefits its people.

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2017-03-20, 298 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3702-1

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Author(s)
Jenny Schreiber
Book title
Politics, Piety, and Biomedicine The Malaysian Transplant Venture
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
298
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3702-1
DOI
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFFH MBS JPA
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC057000 POL010000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBFN MBS JPA
Release date
2017-03-20
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Medizin
Readership
Anthropology, Bioethics, Buddhist Studies, Islamic Studies, Medical Sociology, Medicine, Medical Ethics, Southeast Asian Studies, Transplantation Medicine
Keywords/Tags
Brain Death, Chinese Buddhism, Islam, Malaysia, Transplantation, Medical Care, Death, Dying, Science, Religion, Politics, Piety, Biomedicine, Medical Technology, Culture, Medicine, Ethnology, Sociology of Medicine, Biopolitics, Body

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