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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] ©2016
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brown Bodies, White Babies 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. Focusing on the racial differences between parents and surrogates, this book is interested in how reproductive technologies intersect with race, particularly  Read more...
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Harrison, Laura, 1983-
Brown bodies, white babies.
New York : New York University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016014066
(OCoLC)946161384
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Harrison
ISBN: 9781479843589 147984358X
OCLC Number: 954220443
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 285 pages)
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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Brown Bodies, White Babies 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. Focusing on the racial differences between parents and surrogates, this book is interested in how reproductive technologies intersect with race, particularly when brown bodies produce white babies. While the potential of reproductive technologies is far from pre-determined, the ways in which these technologies are currently deployed often serve the interests of dominant groups, through the creation of white, middle-class, heteronormative families. Laura Harrison, providing an important understanding of the work of women of color as surrogates, connects this labor to the history of racialized reproduction in the United States. Cross-racial surrogacy is one end of a continuum in which dominant groups rely on the reproductive potential of nonwhite women, whose own reproductive desires have been historically thwarted and even demonized. Brown Bodies, White Babies provides am 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. Joining the ongoing feminist debates surrounding reproduction, motherhood, race, and the body, Brown Bodies, White Babies ultimately critiques the new potentials for parenthood that put the very contours of kinship into question.

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