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Transnational Reproduction traces the relationships among Western aspiring parents, Indian surrogates, and egg donors from around the world. In the early 2010s India was one of the top providers of surrogacy services in the world. Drawing on interviews with commissioning parents, surrogates, and egg donors as well as doctors and family members, Daisy Deomampo argues that while the surrogacy industry in India offers a clear example of “stratified reproduction”—the ways in which political, economic, and social forces structure the conditions under which women carry out physical and social reproductive labor—it also complicates that concept as the various actors in this reproductive work struggle to understand their relationships to one another.  

The book shows how these actors make sense of their connections, illuminating the ways in which kinship ties are challenged, transformed, or reinforced in the context of transnational gestational surrogacy. The volume revisits the concept of stratified reproduction in ways that offer a more robust and nuanced understanding of race and power as ideas about kinship intersect with structures of inequality. It demonstrates that while reproductive actors share a common quest for conception, they make sense of family in the context of globalized assisted reproductive technologies in very different ways. In doing so, Deomampo uncovers the specific racial reproductive imaginaries that underpin the unequal relations at the heart of transnational surrogacy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 1. Public Health and Assisted Reproduction in India
  2. pp. 27-58
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  1. 2. Making Kinship, Othering Women
  2. pp. 59-94
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  1. 3. Egg Donation and Exotic Beauty
  2. pp. 95-122
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  1. 4. The Making of Citizens and Parents
  2. pp. 123-144
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  1. 5. Physician Racism and the Commodification of Intimacy
  2. pp. 145-170
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  1. 6. Medicalized Birth and the Construction of Risk
  2. pp. 171-194
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  1. 7. Constrained Agency and Power in Surrogates’ Everyday Lives
  2. pp. 195-222
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 223-232
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  1. Appendix: Profile of Study Participants
  2. pp. 233-238
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 239-244
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 245-264
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-272
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 273
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781479849574
Related ISBN
9781479804214
MARC Record
OCLC
954220519
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2016-12-06
Language
English
Open Access
No
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