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Blood in the Time of the Civic

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

in Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on blood in the time of the civic—that is, blood that is donated voluntarily as a dutiful contribution to civic life, that in turn ensures the continued efficacy and productivity ... More


Hemo Economicus: From Blood Sacrifice to Blood Science?

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

in Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws on ethnographic research in Kolkata and Delhi. It follows voluntary blood donor organizations seeking to convey to the janata (people) that the body produces more blood than it ... More


Collection Regimes and Donor Populations

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how the social organization of the blood supply affect the quantity of blood collected and the character of the donors who give it. The analysis of blood supply and patterns of ... More


The supply of blood in England and Wales and the United States

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter assesses the supply of blood in England and Wales and the United States. It presents the main national statistics in the increase in blood donation between the introduction of the ... More


Substantial Activisms

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

in Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on scenes of hematological activism. These scenes constitute a historically significant genre of political performance, in relation to the ebbs and flows of other modes of ... More


The gift

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at the nature of the gift of blood. The gift of blood has certain unique attributes which distinguish it from other forms of gift. The gift of blood takes place in impersonal ... More


Motivation and the Policy Context

Julian Le Grand

in Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266999
eISBN:
9780191600869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266999.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Considers the impact of the policy context on motivation, asking whether individuals’ motivations are independent of the context in which they operate or whether they are in fact deeply affected by ... More


Blood donors in the Soviet Union and other countries

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on blood donors in the Soviet Union and other countries. About half of all blood supplies in the Soviet Union are obtained from unpaid donors at factories, offices, colleges and ... More


A study of blood donor motivation in South Africa

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at a study of blood donor motivation in South Africa, which was commissioned by the Natal Blood Transfusion Service and carried out in Durban. Much of the fieldwork was done by six ... More


The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Richard Titmuss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book's author was a pioneer in the field of social administration (now social policy). In this reissued classic, listed by the New York Times as one of the 10 most important books of the year ... More


Bled

Lisa Jean Moore

in Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479876303
eISBN:
9781479848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876303.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In 1964, Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL), developed from horseshoe crab blood, was discovered as an effective pryogen test. Limulus blood reacts to endotoxins by forming a gel. The LAL test, ... More


Exchange in Human Goods

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses issues concerning blood and organ donations. It suggests that exchange in human goods does not fit well into the classical account of the gift relationship and explains that ... More


The demand for blood in England and Wales and the United States

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the demand for blood in England and Wales and the United States. Between 1948 and 1967, the annual number of donations of blood in England and Wales rose by 269 per cent. Some ... More


Managing Gifts, Making Markets

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the exchange of human goods or organs and blood donations. It analyzes whether changes in the logistics of procurement are undermining the moral ... More


Emotions and Prosociality: Lessons for Blood Donation

Eamonn Ferguson and Barbara Masser

in Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190499037
eISBN:
9780190881375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Without volunteer blood a large proportion of healthcare delivery would not be possible. Blood donation is an archetypal altruistic and prosocial act, but like all altruism may also be motivated by ... More


Money Talks

Katharine Dow

in Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167480
eISBN:
9781400881062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter extends the discussion of surrogacy by focusing on how the people of Spey Bay thought about paying for bodily services and substances and what they felt this said about them as members ... More


the Gift of Life: Blood, Organs, and Viruses

in Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter is about giving blood, about donating organs, and about spreading disease during and after earthquakes. More particularly, it is about the legal and political narrative of this ... More


Generous and Ungenerous America

Beaster-Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson

in The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394906
eISBN:
9780199394937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapter examines the extent of Americans’ generous practices. The examination of the relationship between generous practices and positive life well-being in the previous chapter now prompts ... More


Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality

Michael Montoya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267305
eISBN:
9780520949003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267305.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnographic study animates the racial politics that underlie genomic research into type 2 diabetes, one of the most widespread chronic diseases and one which affects ethnic groups ... More


Blood-Borne Viruses

C. Y. William Tong and Mark Hopkins

in Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198801740
eISBN:
9780191917158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801740.003.0034
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Blood- borne viruses (BBVs) are viral infections transmitted by blood or body fluid. In practice, any viral infection that achieves a high viral load in blood or body fluid can be transmitted ... More


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