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Outsourcing the womb : race, class, and gestational surrogacy in a global market

Author: France Winddance Twine
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Framing 21st century social issues.
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This book provides a critical introduction to the global surrogacy market. A comparative analysis of the assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy industry in Egypt, Israel, India and the United States disentangles the intersecting roles of race, religion, class inequality, religious law, and global capitalism. Gestational surrogacy challenges the idea of natural " reproduction and of the meaning of parenthood.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: France Winddance Twine
ISBN: 9780415892025 0415892023 9780203834206 0203834208
OCLC Number: 671701833
Description: xi, 66 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Series foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
The industrial womb --
Racism, capitalism, and reproductive labor --
Becoming a gestational surrogate --
Google babies: class, colorism, and consumer culture --
Religious law and state regulatory regimes: Egypt and Israel --
India: a view from the global South --
Reproductive justice and reproductive liberty --
Bibliography --
Glossary/Index.
Series Title: Framing 21st century social issues.
Other Titles: Race, class, and gestational surrogacy in a global market
Responsibility: France Winddance Twine.
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This book provides a critical introduction to the global surrogacy market. A comparative analysis of the assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy industry in Egypt, Israel, India and the United States disentangles the intersecting roles of race, religion, class inequality, religious law, and global capitalism. Gestational surrogacy challenges the idea of natural " reproduction and of the meaning of parenthood. What role should the state play in providing individuals and families with access to reproductive technologies? This book concludes with a discussion of reproductive justice."--Pub. desc.

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