Purloined Organs - Zwart, H. A. E.
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This book addresses organ transplantation from a psychoanalytical perspective. Where other authors consider topics of informed consent, scarcity and organ trade, Zwart explores the ways in which the practice fundamentally challenges our basic experience and image of the body, revolving around issues such as embodiment, ownership and bodily integrity. In organ transplantation, the body emerges as something which we simultaneously have and are-constituting a whole, as well as a set of partial objects that can be transplanted and replaced, donated and sold.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book addresses organ transplantation from a psychoanalytical perspective. Where other authors consider topics of informed consent, scarcity and organ trade, Zwart explores the ways in which the practice fundamentally challenges our basic experience and image of the body, revolving around issues such as embodiment, ownership and bodily integrity. In organ transplantation, the body emerges as something which we simultaneously have and are-constituting a whole, as well as a set of partial objects that can be transplanted and replaced, donated and sold.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-05353-6
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. März 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 316g
  • ISBN-13: 9783030053536
  • ISBN-10: 3030053539
  • Artikelnr.: 54453260
Autorenporträt
H.A.E. Zwart is Dean of Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction: organ recycling and embodiment 2. The body as an aggregate of replaceable parts 3. An ontological struggle: integrity versus fragmentation 4. The real, the imaginary and the symbolic: Lacan's understanding of embodiment 5. Love and the idealisation of the body 6. Cannibalism and the partial object 7. Another analogy: the catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart 8. Types of discourse 9. Commodification of organs as objects of desire 10. A Lacanian assessment of organ transplantation 11. Alfred Adler's concept of inferiority 12. Thomas Starzl: a case history 13. The transplant organ as an extimate object 14. Separation and desire 15. Bios and techne 16. Revealing intrusions / intruding revelations 17. An oblique perspective: organ transplant cinema 18. Procuring the gift 19. The toxicity of the purloined implant 20. Crank 2: High voltage, or the purloined organ 21. Depth ethics and the oblique perspective 22. Encore: Middlesex and the re-makeable body