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What is Life Worth? A Rough Guide to Valuation

Davis, Christopher (2012) 'What is Life Worth? A Rough Guide to Valuation.' Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26 (4). pp. 503-517.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: death; life; humanitarian; mortality; utopian
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 15481387
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
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/14831

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