10. Dissection

The Body in Tatters: Dismemberment, Dissection, and the Return of the Repressed

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch10

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Scheper-Hughes, N. (2011) Dissection, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • dissection, body in tatters - dismemberment, dissection, and return of the repressed;
  • prologue, land of the living dead - the dead, not caring, but the living do;
  • the dead, being restless - need to be pacified and distracted;
  • the dead, disposed - by fire if Hindu, by water if a seafarer, covered by earth;
  • anthropological/ethnographic/ethno-theological reflection;
  • phantom kidneys - buried in thicket of annotated and translated;
  • body love - love of the body, as a wondrous gift in early Christianity;
  • Saint Olaf's Leg - on relics;
  • bodies for autopsy - and bodies for organs;
  • commodification of body and body parts - an old story

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prologue: Land of the Living Dead

  • Intact Bodies

  • Rationalized Bodies

  • Autopsy

  • Bio-Piracy, Dissection and Traffic in Bodies

  • Repatriation

  • Acknowledgments

  • References