• Class and Ethnicity in the Global Market for Organs: The Case of Korean Cinema

    Author(s):
    Rebecca Garden (see profile) , Hyon Joo Yoo Murphree
    Date:
    2006
    Group(s):
    Medical Humanities, TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
    Subject(s):
    Bioethics, Cinema, Korean culture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    biopower, organ transplantation, Korean cinema
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6X26G
    Abstract:
    While organ transplantation has been established in the medical imagination since the 1960s, this technology is currently undergoing a popular re-imagination in the era of global capitalism. As transplantation procedures have become routine in medical centers in non-Western and developing nations, and as organ sales and transplant tourism become increasingly common, organs that function as a material resource increasingly derive from subaltern bodies. This essay explores this development as represented in Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s 2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, focusing on the ethnic and class characteristics of the global market in organs and possible modes of counter-logic to transplant technologies and related ethical discourses.
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