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Brown bodies, white babies : the politics of cross-racial surrogacy

Author: Laura Harrison
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the practice of cross-racial gestational surrogacy, in which a woman--through in-vitro fertilization using the sperm and egg of intended parents or donors--carries a pregnancy for intended parents of a different race. Concentrating on the racial differences between parents and surrogates, Harrison is interested in how reproductive technologies intersect with race, particularly when brown bodies produce  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Harrison
ISBN: 9781479808175 1479808172 9781479894864 1479894869
OCLC Number: 946161384
Description: viii, 285 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: cross-racial gestational surrogacy --
The path to gestational surrogacy: naturalizing the new normal --
"Mommy's tummy was broken": surrogacy enters the mainstream --
From mammies to mommy machines: gender and racialized reproductive labor --
The woman or the egg? Comparing surrogacy and egg donation databases --
"I am the baby's real mother": reproductive tourism and the transnational construction of kinship --
Conclusion: from embryo to "pre-born American".
Series Title: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Laura Harrison.

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Focuses on the practice of cross-racial gestational surrogacy, in which a woman--through in-vitro fertilization using the sperm and egg of intended parents or donors--carries a pregnancy for intended parents of a different race. Concentrating on the racial differences between parents and surrogates, Harrison is interested in how reproductive technologies intersect with race, particularly when brown bodies produce white babies. She provides an interdisciplinary analysis that includes legal cases of contested surrogacy, historical examples of surrogacy as a form of racialized reproductive labor, the role of genetics in the assisted reproduction industry, and the recent turn toward reproductive tourism. --From publisher description.

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Brown Bodies, White Babies reveals fresh insights on the politics of reproduction in the United States and globally by investigating the racialized and gendered meanings of kinship in the context of Read more...

 
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