Table of Contents

Cover; CONTENTS; acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Stage: Backdrop, Props, and Protagonists; 2. Webs of Relationships and Obligations; 3. Giving and Receiving Kidneys: Perspectives of PakistaniPatients and Families; 4. A Surgeon in the Field; 5. Conclusion: Ethics and Pakistan; notes; selected bibliography; index; This is an ethnographic study of live, related kidney donation in Pakistan, based on Farhat Moazam's participant-observer research conducted at a public hospital. Her narrative is both a ''thick'' description of renal transplant cases and the cultural, ethical, and family conflicts that accompany them, and an object lesson in comparative bioethics.