The altruistic act of donating organs is increasingly a financial transaction with the body as a commodity. Poor people are persuaded, tricked, into selling one of their kidneys without receiving adequate care afterwards.
Professor of ethnology at Lund University. Has analyzed the relationship between biotechnology, biology, and culture. The results reported in articles and books such as ”The Threatened Sperm. Parenthood in The Age of Biomedicine”. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship (ed. Stone) (2000) and ”Vieux corps et technologies nouvelles”. Ethnologie francaise 2008/2.