Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market (Hardback)
  • Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market (Hardback)
zoom

Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market (Hardback)

(author)
£110.00
Hardback 78 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

A quiet revolution has been taking place during the past three decades. The way that children enter families has changed radically among upper middle class families. In the 1980s infertility increasing became defined as a medical problem that could be solved with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) rather than through adoption. Asexual or `assisted conception' involving medical technologies such as in vitro fertilization and embryo transfers began to replace sexual reproduction for infertile couples. Third parties, referred to as surrogates are hired to assist individuals and/or couples who wish to conceive and child with whom they share a genetic tie. This has resulted in a `surrogate baby boom.'

Outsourcing the Womb 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'.

The goal of this new, unique series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today's social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html

For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138129030
Number of pages: 78
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm

You may also be interested in...

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Added to basket
Buried in Treasures
Added to basket
Introduction to Health Economics
Added to basket
Medical Statistics Made Easy
Added to basket
The Divided Mind
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Close Your Mouth
Added to basket
No Time to Lose
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Essential Medical Statistics
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of General Practice
Added to basket
Spillover
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Brain Maker
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.