28. Transnationalism

Bodies-in-Motion: Experiences of Momentum in Transnational Surgery

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Emily McDonald

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch28

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

McDonald, E. (2011) Transnationalism, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch28

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, 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:

  • transnationalism - bodies-in-motion;
  • diverse studies of “moving bodies” - foregrounding of bodies physically;
  • moving away from notions of transcendent subject;
  • transnational surgery - as momentum;
  • non-sequential ordering of activities - and time and distance;
  • emergence of “medical tourism” - biomedicine and movement;
  • academics, shifting terrain of medical travel - “medical tourism”;
  • meeting the doctor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Transnational Surgery as Momentum

  • The Emergence of “Medical Tourism,” Biomedicine and Movement

  • Surgery in the “Paris of South America”

  • Bodies-in-Momentum

  • Conclusion

  • References