The emergence of the ‘ethnic donor’: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      ethnicity
      ethnography
      medical anthropology
      organ donation
      UK
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      923120 Administration of Public Health Programs
    • Abstract:
      Organ donation is constructed in the UK as a public responsibility, but more particularly as an obligation for members of minority ethnic communities. This paper draws attention to the ways in which ‘ethnicity’ has been made problematic by the allocation practices of transplant medicine, health promotion discourses and policy developments. Taken together, they have served to culturalise and racialise the procurement of organs. As the problem of organ donation is as much made inside medicine as outside it, this paper argues greater attention ought to be paid to these institutional practices and processes. Drawing on ethnographic work in the north of England, and with a specific focus on the organ consent encounter, this paper shows how categories of ethnicity in organ transplantation are an outcome of biopolitical and institutional practices. It argues that organ donation is best thought of, less as a discrete temporally-bounded act of decision-making, and more as a set of variegated situated practices that, in all manner of ways, problematically produce the publics that transplant medicine has come to rely upon so profoundly. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1The University of Liverpool, Public Health and Policy, LiverpoolL69 3GB, UK
    • ISSN:
      1364-8470
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/13648470.2013.845480
    • Accession Number:
      92006192
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KIERANS, C.; COOPER, J. The emergence of the ‘ethnic donor’: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK. Anthropology & Medicine, [s. l.], v. 20, n. 3, p. 221–231, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Kierans C, Cooper J. The emergence of the ‘ethnic donor’: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK. Anthropology & Medicine. 2013;20(3):221-231. doi:10.1080/13648470.2013.845480.
    • APA:
      Kierans, C., & Cooper, J. (2013). The emergence of the ‘ethnic donor’: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK. Anthropology & Medicine, 20(3), 221–231. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2013.845480
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kierans, Ciara, and Jessie Cooper. 2013. “The Emergence of the ‘Ethnic Donor’: The Cultural Production and Relocation of Organ Donation in the UK.” Anthropology & Medicine 20 (3): 221–31. doi:10.1080/13648470.2013.845480.
    • Harvard:
      Kierans, C. and Cooper, J. (2013) ‘The emergence of the “ethnic donor”: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK’, Anthropology & Medicine, 20(3), pp. 221–231. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2013.845480.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kierans, C & Cooper, J 2013, ‘The emergence of the “ethnic donor”: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK’, Anthropology & Medicine, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 221–231, viewed 18 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Kierans, Ciara, and Jessie Cooper. “The Emergence of the ‘Ethnic Donor’: The Cultural Production and Relocation of Organ Donation in the UK.” Anthropology & Medicine, vol. 20, no. 3, Dec. 2013, pp. 221–231. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/13648470.2013.845480.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kierans, Ciara, and Jessie Cooper. “The Emergence of the ‘Ethnic Donor’: The Cultural Production and Relocation of Organ Donation in the UK.” Anthropology & Medicine 20, no. 3 (December 2013): 221–31. doi:10.1080/13648470.2013.845480.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kierans C, Cooper J. The emergence of the ‘ethnic donor’: the cultural production and relocation of organ donation in the UK. Anthropology & Medicine [Internet]. 2013 Dec [cited 2019 Oct 18];20(3):221–31. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=92006192&custid=s8280428