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Fox, Renée C. (Renée Claire) 1928-2020

Works: 62 works in 322 publications in 4 languages and 10,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Periodicals  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: RD120.7, 362.19795
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Most widely held works about Renée C Fox
Most widely held works by Renée C Fox
Spare parts : organ replacement in American Society by Renée C Fox( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The developments that have occurred in the field of organ transplantation during the 1980s and early 1990s, and the simultaneous rise and fall of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart, are the subject of this vividly written and absorbing new book. In Spare Parts, fascinating, interconnected stories of organ transplantation and the artificial heart are recounted in an interpretive framework that explores the vision of "the replaceable body." Themes of uncertainty, gift exchange, and the allocation of scarce material and non-material resources underscore a discussion that openly examines the escalating ardor about the goodness of repairing and remaking people with transplanted organs. Likewise, the stories open questions of life and death, identity, and solidarity. This important book offers insights into the symbolic and anthropomorphic meanings associated with the human body and its organs, and into the ways that medical professionals come to terms with the concomitant aspects of transferring vital body parts. Both artificial and donor organs, as well as the process of transplantation, are the subject of a thoughtful discussion which touches on the medical myths and rituals that they generate. Chronologically, Spare Parts begins where the authors' previous book, The Courage to Fail leaves off. More than a sequel, however, this work reflects their increasingly troubled and critical reactions to the expansion of organ replacement. Likely to be controversial, this book is must reading for bioethicists, medical sociologists and anthropologists, health-care lawyers, planners, and administrators, nurses, physicians, medical journalists and science writers, and concerned lay readers
Doctors without borders : humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières by Renée C Fox( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) casts new light on the organization's founding principles, distinctive culture, and inner struggles to realize more fully its "without borders" transnational vision ... The book begins with moving, detailed accounts from the blogs of women and men working for MSF in the field. From there, Fox chronicles the organization's early history and development, paying special attention to its struggles during the first decades of its existence to clarify and implement its principles. The core of the book is centered on her observations in the field of MSF's efforts to combat a rampant epidemic of HIV/AIDS in postapartheid South Africa and the organization's response to two challenges in postsocialist Russia: an enormous surge in homelessness on the streets of Moscow and a massive epidemic of tuberculosis in the penal colonies of Siberia. Fox's accounts of these crises exemplify MSF's struggles to provide for thousands of people in need when both the populations and the aid workers are in danger. Enriched by vivid photographs of MSF operations and by ironic, self-critical cartoons drawn by a member of the Communications Department of MSF France, Doctors Without Borders highlights the bold mission of the renowned international humanitarian organization even as it demonstrates the intrinsic dilemmas of humanitarian action."--Publisher's description
After Parsons--a theory of social action for the 21st century by Renée C Fox( )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esteemed twentieth-century sociologist Talcott Parsons sought to develop a comprehensive and coherent scheme for sociology that could be applied to every society and historical epoch and address every aspect of human social organization and culture. His theory of social action has exerted enormous influence across a wide range of social science disciplines. After Parsons, edited by Renee C. Fox, Victor M. Lidz, and Harold J. Bershady, provides a critical reexamination of Parsons's theory in light of historical changes in the world and advances in sociological thought since his death." "After Parsons is a fresh examination of Parsons's theoretical undertaking, its significance for social scientific thought, and its implications for present-day empirical research. After Parsons addresses major themes of enduring relevance, including social differentiation and cultural diversity, social solidarity, universalism and particularism, and trust and affect in social life. The contributors explore these topics in a wide range of social institutions - family and kinship, economy, polity, the law, medicine, art, and religion - and within the context of contemporary developments such as globalization, the power of the United States as an "empireless empire," the emergence of forms of fundamentalism, the upsurge of racial, tribal, and ethnic conflicts, and the increasing occurrence of deterministic and positivistic thought. Rather than simply celebrating Parsons and his accomplishments, the contributors to After Parsons rethink and reformulate his ideas to place them on more solid foundations, extend their scope, and strengthen their empirical insights." "After Parsons constitutes the work of a distinguished roster of sociologists who find Parsons's theory of action a valuable resource for addressing contemporary issues in sociological theory. All of the chapters in this volume take elements of Parsons's theory and critique, adapt, refine, or extend them to gain fresh purchase on problems that confront sociologists today."--Jacket
The courage to fail : a social view of organ transplants and dialysis by Renée C Fox( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title of this profound work conveys the bold, uncertain, and often dangerous adventure in which medical professionals and their organ transplant and dialysis patients are engaged. Built around a series of case studies, The Courage to Fail is the product of collaborative first-hand research concerned with various social phenomena generated by transplantation and dialysis. The authors examine the individuals involved and the workings and atmosphere of some of the medical centers in which these forms of therapy have been developed. They examine ""gift-exchange"" dimensions of transplantation: the transcendent and tyrannical aspects of the ""gift of life"" that transplants entail for donors and recipients-and for medical professionals as well. They also analyze the dilemma of uncertainty inherent in medicine, which occurs with particular force in the development of such experimental techniques. Since publication of the original edition, the authors have continued to follow social and medical developments surrounding organ transplants and dialysis. In their new introduction, they discuss transplantation as a gift of life, how and when death occurs, efforts to procure more organs, and organ replacement and issues of equity. This book will be of interest to physicians, medical students, medical sociologists, and anyone interested in the history of and issues surrounding organ transplantation and dialysis."--Provided by publisher
Experiment perilous; physicians and patients facing the unknown by Renée C Fox( )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2020 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1951, author Renee C. Fox became part of a team composed of metabolic experts, psychiatrists, social workers, and a psychologist who were to pool their methods, seeking understanding of the "human organism's response to life stress". Ms. Fox, a doctoral student in sociology, became an active part of life on Ward-F Second for a part of 1951-52. The patients suffer from a wide range of disorders. The Metabolic Research Group is a team of young physicians who are not only treating these patients, but also pursuing research on them, seeking cures. There is tension, stress, ambivalence, and differing degrees of personal investment. The report describes a small but important part of the medical world; its insights are particularly valuable for students and teachers in social work, medicine, and allied fields
Observing bioethics by Renée C Fox( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on original primary and extensive secondary source materials, the book views bioethics as a complex phenomenon that is not only related to advances in modern biology, medicine, and biotechnology but also to the fundamental values and beliefs and larger moral and existential questions which American society has been collectively grappling in its courts, legislatures, and media. Although they center their analysis on U.S. bioethics, the authors also trace the field's international spread, including case studies of bioethics in France and Pakistan - two of the many societies in which it has developed. While recognizing the intellectual, moral and sociological importance of American bioethics, they are critical of certain of its characteristics. Concerned about their implications-especially the problems of thinking socially, culturally, and internationally that have existed since bioethics' inception; the field's "tenuous interdisciplinarity"; and the extent to which the "culture wars" on the larger American scene have recently penetrated it
Essays in medical sociology : journeys into the field by Renée C Fox( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encompasses thirty-five years of original, pioneering research in the sociology of medicine. Based on fieldwork in a variety of medical settings in the United States, Belgium, Zaire and the people's republic of China, these ethnographic essays examine chronic and terminal illness, medical research, therapeutic innovation, medical education and socialization, and bioethics. Within this framework, three empirical 'cases' have been singled out for special scrutiny--the process of becoming a physician, the development of the artificial kidney machine and organ transplantation, and the evolution of medical research in Belgium."--P. [4] of cover
Organ transplantation : meanings and realities( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing the far-reaching connections of transplantation to human experiences, this text raises questions that are at once elemental and transcendent. It explores matters of life and death, body and mind, psyche and soul
The Social meaning of death by Renée C Fox( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book department": pages 101-142. Includes index
The sociology of medicine : a participant observer's view by Renée C Fox( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emerging physician; a sociological approach to the development of a Congolese medical profession, by Willy De Craemer and Renée C. Fox by Willy De Craemer( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Belgian château : the spirit and culture of a European society in an age of change by Renée C Fox( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Renee Fox first traveled to Brussels in 1959 to study the Belgian institutions of medical research, she scarcely realized how strongly Belgium's way of life would take hold of her. Fascinated by the culture and its people, she began thirty-five years of investigation of that small European country. Moving across Belgium's geography and society, Ms. Fox uses her autobiography as a wedge to explore the ways of life of the chateaux and their inhabitants. Blending social and cultural analysis with ethnography, contemporary history, interviews, and her personal reflections, she succeeds in conveying the values, images, atmosphere, and world-view of a whole European society since World War II. Her encounters are with important powers in government and science, with great playwrights, with families of the middle class as well as those of wealth and stature, and with the routinized but socially revealing banks, railroads, and postal systems of Belgium. Her experiences in the African country of Zaire (formerly the Congo), at a time when it was pulling away from its status as a Belgian colony, make an insightful report on this moment of change
Society & medicine : essays in honor of Renée C. Fox by Judith P Swazey( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""--Provided by publisher
Bioethics and beyond( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'incertitude médicale by Renée C Fox( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the field : a sociologist's journey by Renée C Fox( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Field: A Sociologist's Journey, by Renée C. Fox, is a narrative account of her life as a sociologist. It is not a memoir in the conventional sense of the term. Rather, it is an ethnographic autobiography that draws on the vast amount of notes and documents that chronicle the span of her career and the places to which her perpetual field research has carried her. Fox's accounts of the firsthand research that she has conducted include studies of an "experiment perilous" hospital community formed by patients and physicians on a metabolic research ward; the professional education and socialization of medical students; social, cultural, and historical factors affecting medical research and research careers in a European society; organ transplantation, dialysis, and the development and implantation of an artificial heart; bioethics as a sociological phenomenon; and of the moral dilemmas associated with their medical humanitarian and human rights witnessing and advocacy action that Doctors Without Borders encounters. Integrating her research and this book are the recurrent themes that infuse her work training for uncertainty; the allocation of scarce material and non-material resources; the relationship between self and others, the individual and the community, detachment and concern, and the particular and the universal; the "double effects" of human action especially the harm that can result from intended good; and the questions of meaning posed by illness and accident, pain and suffering, and by death. It is Fox's commitment as a teacher and mentor of generations of students, in the United States and wherever she has traveled, with whom she has shared the experiences andlessons of her life "in the field," that lies at the heart of this book. This volume will inspire new generations of social researchers
A sociological perspective on organ transplantation and hemodialysis by Renée C Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of sociology : Vol. 4, 1978( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations of a mind-traveling sociologist by Renée C Fox( )

3 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explorations of a Mind-Traveling Sociologist is a book of thematically interconnected ethnographic essays by the internationally esteemed sociologist Renee C. Fox, who employs a participant observer outlook to provide unique insight on such enduring - and pressing - issues as the lived experiences of physicians and patients. This includes patients who are physically challenged, elderly, mortally ill or beyond the reach of medical care; the origins and consequences of epidemic outbreaks of old and new plague-like infectious diseases that occur and recur, despite the impressive advances of medicine; the concomitants and challenges of aging; the wellsprings, dynamics and significance of medical humanitarian action; engagement with a 'beyond borders' world view; the occurrence of national and international events of major moral as well as political and legal import and repercussions; and the meaning and meaningfulness of teaching, exploring, questing and writing. Latently associated with these themes are the author's social values and social conscience. Composing these essays from a participant observer outlook heightens and enriches the author's observations over the course of her daily life, enabling her to engage in 'mind travel' to places and people she has intimately known in the past and to places she has yearningly hoped to visit but never has"--Back cover
Stalking sociologists : J. Edgar Hoover's FBI surveillance of American sociology by Mike Forrest Keen( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history uses documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Keen argues that Hoover and the FBI marginalized sociologists such as W.E.B. Du Bois and C. Wright Mills tried to suppress the development of a Marxist tradition in American sociology, and likely pushed the mainstream of the discipline away from a critique of American society and towards a more quantitative and scientific direction. He documents thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars dedicated to this project. Faculty members of various departments of sociology were recruited to inform on the activities of their colleagues and the American Sociological Association was a target of FBI surveillance, Keen turns sociology back upon the FBI, using the writings and ideas of the very sociologists Hoover investigated to examine and explain the excesses of the Bureau and its boss. The result is a significant contribution to the collective memory of American society as well as the accurate history of the sociological discipline."--Jacket
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Spare parts : organ replacement in American Society
After Parsons--a theory of social action for the 21st centuryThe courage to fail : a social view of organ transplants and dialysisExperiment perilous; physicians and patients facing the unknownObserving bioethicsOrgan transplantation : meanings and realitiesThe sociology of medicine : a participant observer's viewIn the Belgian château : the spirit and culture of a European society in an age of changeSociety & medicine : essays in honor of Renée C. FoxIn the field : a sociologist's journey
Alternative Names
Fox Renée C.

Fox, Renee C. 1928-

Fox, Renée C. (Renée Claire), 1928-

Fox, Renée Claire.

Fox, Renée Claire 1928-

Fox, Reneé Claire 1928-2020

Renée Fox American sociologist

Renée Fox socióloga estadounidense

Renée Fox sociòloga estatunidenca

Renée Fox sociologo statunitense

Renée Fox sociologue américaine

Renée Fox socioloog

رينيه فوكس عالمة اجتماع أمريكية

폭스, 르네 C. 1928-

폭스, 르네 클레어 1928-

フォックス, レネー・C

フォックス, レネイ

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