Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes’s renowned book Death Without Weeping was preceded by her Natural History article of the same title in October 1989. More recently Scheper-Hughes contributed “Truth and Rumor on the Organ Trail” (October 1998). Scheper-Hughes’s most recent books are Commodifying Bodies, co-edited with Loic Waquant (Sage Publications Ltd, 2002), and Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology, co-edited with Philippe Bourgois (Basil Blackwell Ltd, 2003). An updated and abridged paperback edition of Death Without Weeping will be published by the University of California Press in the summer of 2014. Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the cofounder and director of Organs Watch, a medical human-rights project.

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