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Nature of Nature: Megan Crowley-Matoka

Others’ Organs and the Nature of Suffering

Thursday, February 9, 2017
  3:30–5 p.m.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1113
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Category: Lecture


Drawing on her recent book on organ transplantation, Domesticating Organ Transplant: Familial Sacrifice and National Aspiration in Mexico (Duke 2016), this talk will examine the way (gendered) ideas about nature underwrite the ever-increasing use of organs from living donors.  In particular, Crowley-Matoka will explore ideas about the relationship between nature and suffering and about what comes most “naturally” from certain kinds of bodies — uncovering some provocative distinctions between how these ideas are consequentially at work in Mexico and in the U.S.

Sponsored by the Center for Ideas & Society’s Nature of ‘Nature’ series and the UCR Department of Anthropology.

Part of The Nature of ‘Nature’ Series

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Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

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Center for Ideas
(951) 827-1556