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    The Nature of Crime.Richard Machalek & Lawrence E. Cohen - 1991 - Human Nature 2 (3):215-233.
    The classical social theorist Emile Durkheim proposed the counterintuitive thesis that crime is beneficial for society because it provokes punishment, which enhances social solidarity. His logic, however, is blemished by a reified view of society that leads to group-selectionist thinking and a teleological account of the causes of crime. Reconceptualization of the relationship between crime and punishment in terms of evolutionary game theory, however, suggests that crime (cheating) may confer benefits on cooperating individuals by promoting stability in their patterns of (...)
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  2. Where It Hurts: Indian Material for an Ethics of Organ Transplantation.Lawrence Cohen - 2003 - Zygon 38 (3):663-688.
    This article focuses on ethical issues surrounding the selling and buying of human organs. The author argues that most people who sell their organs in India do so in order to pay already existing debts. The transaction is only temporarily an exchange of “life for life,” and most “donors” are back in debt soon after the operation. The author discusses the flexible ethics that reduce reality to dyadic transactions and the purgatorial ethics that collapse real and imaginary exploitation in the (...)
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    The Other Kidney: Biopolitics Beyond Recognition.Lawrence Cohen - 2001 - Body and Society 7 (2-3):9-29.
    This article links ethnographic exploration of commodified renal transactions in India to their articulation in Hindi film as practices re-animating kinship in the face of the death or diminishment of the father. To think through the work such organ stories do, I contrast the `transplant film' with the `transfusion film'. I argue transfusion narratives offer a liberal developmentalist recoding of social relations under the sign of a Nehruvian project of national recognition, while transplant narratives abandon the project of development for (...)
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  4. Migrant Supplementarity: Remaking Biological Relatedness in Chinese Military and Indian Five-Star Hospitals.Lawrence Cohen - 2011 - Body and Society 17 (2-3):31-541.
    Social analysis of transplant organ demand often focuses on either small-scale tyrannies of the gift or large-scale markets. Media accounts of the scandalous in transplant medicine stress the latter, a homogeneous model of flows of biovalue down gradients of economic and social capital. This article examines particular globalizations of tissue demand organized as much around claims of social similarity as gradients of social difference. To engage apparent ‘diasporic’ networks of organ purchase — Non-Resident Indians traveling to India and Overseas Chinese (...)
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    Index to Volume 38.Ghulam-Haider Aasi, John R. Albright, Marc Bekoff, Sjoerd L. Bonting, C. Mackenzie Brown, Don Browning, Frank E. Budenholzer, Michael Cavanaugh, Lawrence Cohen & Donald A. Crosby - 2003 - Zygon 38 (4):995-1000.
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    The Bandwagons of Medicine.Lawrence Cohen & Henry Rothschild - 1979 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 22 (4):531-538.