Davis, Christopher (2012) 'What is Life Worth? A Rough Guide to Valuation.' Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26 (4). pp. 503-517.
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In this speculative article, the aim is to elaborate a definition of life that is not biological, and a valuation of it that is not commodified. This is undertaken by the development of an understanding of death as a process which is embedded in the life of a community. The idea is that we can best understand what life is worth by first understanding what death means.
|Keywords:||death; life; humanitarian; mortality; utopian|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology|
|Copyright Statement:||© 2012 by the American Anthropological Association|
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||10.1111/maq.12004|
|Depositing User:||Christopher Davis|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2013 12:04|
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