Body Parts Sociology

by Kieran Healy on March 3, 2005

I have left the bitter “Sonoran desert”: behind and am in balmy Chicago for a “conference about body parts”: Packing my suitcase, I realized that I’m going to have some trouble keeping my own body parts at a reasonable temperature: where are all those Winter clothes I used to own? Didn’t I live in New Jersey and Connecticut for years? So I just brought everything I had.

The conference should be interesting. Mainly lawyers and bioethics people, along with some economists. I am the token sociologist. I’ll be talking about some work I’m doing on organ procurement rates in seventeen OECD countries, so obviously I am on the panel titled “The Battle Between Bioethics and Religion.” As it happens, my friend “John Evans”: wrote “the book”: on the battle between bioethics and religion. The final score was Bioethics 3, Religion 1.



anemone 03.04.05 at 12:21 am

Religion, of course, disputes the score, claiming that “The sun was in our eyes!”


arthur 03.04.05 at 4:21 pm

different result in this forum

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