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Trading Life : Organ Trafficking, Illicit Networks, and Exploitation / Seán Columb.

Author/Creator:
Columb, Seán, author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Undocumented immigrants -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Economic conditions.
Organ trafficking -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Sale of organs, tissues, etc. -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Social aspects -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Local subjects:
Organ trafficking. (search)
exploitation. (search)
illegal markets. (search)
illegal migration. (search)
illicit networks. (search)
organ trade. (search)
organ transplantation. (search)
organized crime. (search)
people smuggling. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This groundbreaking book investigates the emergence and evolution of the organ trade across North Africa and Europe. Seán Columb illuminates the voices and perspectives of organ sellers and brokers to demonstrate how crime and immigration controls produce circumstances where the business of selling organs has become a feature of economic survival. Drawing on the experiences of African migrants, Trading Life brings together five years of fieldwork charting the development of the organ trade from an informal economic activity into a structured criminal network operating within and between Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Eritrea, and Europe. Ground-level analysis provides new insight into the operation of organ trading networks and the impact of current legal and policy measures in response to the organ trade. Columb reveals how investing financial and administrative resources into law enforcement and border securitization at the expense of social services has led to the convergence of illicit smuggling and organ trading networks and the development of organized crime. Trading Life delivers a powerful and grounded analysis of how economic pressures and the demands of survival force people into exploitative arrangements, like selling a kidney, that they would otherwise avoid. This fascinating and accessible book is a must-read for anyone interested in migration, organized crime, and exploitation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Excavating the Organ Trade
2. The Illegal Trade in Organs
3. Organ Trading Networks
4. Disqualified Bodies
5. Exodus
6. Organ(ized) Crime
7. Regulating the Organ Trade
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Nov 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781503612563
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503612563 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.