Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial by Daisy Deomampo

By Daisy Deomampo

Transnational Reproduction lines the relationships between Western aspiring mom and dad, Indian surrogates, and egg donors from around the globe. within the early 2010s India used to be one of many most sensible services of surrogacy prone on the earth. Drawing on interviews with commissioning mom and dad, surrogates, and egg donors in addition to medical professionals and relatives, Daisy Deomampo argues that whereas the surrogacy in India deals a transparent instance of “stratified reproduction”—the ways that political, monetary, and social forces constitution the stipulations lower than which girls perform actual and social reproductive labor—it additionally complicates that idea because the numerous actors during this reproductive paintings fight to appreciate their relationships to at least one another.  

The booklet exhibits how those actors make experience in their connections, illuminating the ways that kinship ties are challenged, remodeled, or bolstered within the context of transnational gestational surrogacy. the amount revisits the idea that of stratified replica in ways in which provide a higher and nuanced figuring out of race and tool as rules approximately kinship intersect with constructions of inequality. It demonstrates that whereas reproductive actors proportion a typical quest for perception, they make experience of kinfolk within the context of globalized assisted reproductive applied sciences in very alternative ways. In doing so, Deomampo uncovers the explicit racial reproductive imaginaries that underpin the unequal family on the center of transnational surrogacy.

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Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India (Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture, Power, and Practice)

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