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By Oliver Decker

Commodified Bodies examines the social perform of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the more and more neoliberal trends within the clinical procedure. It analyses phenomena similar to the denomination of human physique elements as "raw fabrics" and "commodities," or the arguments utilized by the proponents for a loose marketplace answer. additionally, it argues that sleek drugs remains to be associated with its spiritual roots. The commodification of physique elements is noticeable now not as an imperialistic act of the industry, yet because the finish of a ancient strategy because the inspiration of "fetishism" hyperlinks the industry with the physique. Marx’s notion of commodity fetishism and Sigmund Freud’s concept of the perverted use of items are transformed and tailored to the reconstruction of the joint beginnings of industry and medicine.

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