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Conclusion: An Eye to the Future

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The children born via IVF using egg or sperm donors in the Czech Republic will have no access to their biological origins. I anticipate new social issues that will arise with this population of ... More


New Consumer Citizens: Life Histories

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the life histories of particular citizen consumers who struggled to obtain care from the privatized health system under the MMA. It argues that the aspirations of neoliberal ... More


Quality: Managing by Numbers

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of quality measurement within market-based health policies. Quantifying quality is supposed to unite regulators, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of ... More


Complaints: The Wrong Glucometer … Again!

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the contradicting nature of private companies with regards to protecting their beneficiaries, highlighting that the companies themselves violate one's rights through their ... More


Market Values: Partnering and Choice

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The chapter discusses how two market values—partnering and choice—were utilized in Puerto Rico's Medicare and Medicaid programs. It views these values as they were discussed in policy circles and ... More


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