Sherine Hamdy’s Our Bodies Belong to God

Our Bodies Belong to God:
Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt

By Sherine Hamdy

University of California Press, 2012
Paperback, 370 pages
US $29.95

In Our Bodies Belong to God, Sherine Hamdy tackles the complex issues surrounding the debate on organ transplantation in Egypt; demonstrating the play of legislative, religious, biomedical and cultural frameworks …


An interview with Marcia Inhorn

Marcia Inhorn is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. She is the author of three books on infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in the Middle East: Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and

Political subjectivity – in action

This article is part of the series:

I want to leave a quick note for any and all of the friends who had started to get engaged with my earlier postings on the theme of political subjectivity, both to apologize for having disappeared, and to give a quick explanation.

I am definitely very interested in continuing that thread and will be back, hopefully before long, to continue …

In the Journals

In the journals

A brief update on journal articles and special issues of potential interest to our readers:

The latest issue of Anthropological Quarterly includes two interesting special sections: “From inscription to incorporation: the body in literacy studies” and “Technoscience in Islamic societies.” While the print version of this issue is out, it is not yet available in electronic form on the journal’s …

Web Roundups

Reproductive Health Technologies in Egypt at SM

Over at Savage Minds Lisa Wynn has posted the first of several guest posts on a new project on reproductive health technologies in Egypt that she is starting with her collaborator, physician Hosam Moustafa.

Lisa Wynn is a cultural and medical anthropologist who is currently at Macquarie University in Sydney. (Before that she was a postdoc at Princeton, where she …