Tue Nov 12, 2002

Cash for Kidneys

Nicholas Kristof has an Op-Ed piece about organ sales in the Times today. Exchange in human blood and organs is a subject near and dear to my, uh, heart. I wrote my dissertation about it. I have to go teach a class in five minutes, but if you have time to waste you can read a draft paper of mine called Sacred Markets and Secular Ritual in the Organ Transplant Industry that’s relevant to Kristof’s piece.

Op-Eds like this are really good for an Assistant Professor’s anxiety level, by the way. Must finish my book faster! Must finish my book faster! Argh. It’s about half-way revised at the moment.