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Who Has Parental Rights?

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers who would have parental rights if (l) creating a child is the first act of parenthood and (2) parental rights are liberty rights to continue what one has underway so long as it ... More


Fetuses as Persons, Surrogate Mothers as Nonpersons

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter shows how intended parents partake in the surrogate mothers' pregnancies, and how by doing so, the surrogate mothers “disappear” and become a nonpersons, while the fetuses are treated as ... More


Babies as Commodities

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents Indirani's assertion that the babies of surrogate mothers should be acknowledged as commodities over whom surrogate mothers wanted no rights. On that note, if a surrogacy ... More


Mothers and Fathers: Intention and Parentage in Commercial Surrogacy

Anindita Majumdar

in Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474363
eISBN:
9780199090822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474363.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Marriage and the Family

What drives the desire to be part of the commercial surrogacy arrangement in India? This chapter seeks to answer this question by looking at an important aspect of transnational commercial surrogacy: ... More


Introduction: Markets in Life

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter presents a newspaper article about transferring surrogated babies born in India to the United Kingdom. It described Indian surrogate mothers as miserable women who would ... More


Surrogacy as a Gift

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses how associations between surrogate mothers and intended parents can become relational—a gift exchange—rather than an ordinary negotiation. It recounts the case of Adrienne ... More


Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Sharmila Rudrappa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

India is the top provider of surrogacy services in the world, with a multi-million dollar surrogacy industry that continues to grow exponentially. Some scholars have exulted transnational surrogacy ... More


Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India

Anindita Majumdar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474363
eISBN:
9780199090822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Marriage and the Family

Billed as an emerging transnational industry, the commercial surrogacy arrangement is more than mere commerce. It involves the birth of kin and relationships that include cross-cultural dialogues and ... More


Theoretical underpinning for the use of intergenerational studies in life course epidemiology

Debbie A Lawlor, Sam Leary, and George Davey Smith

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Intergenerational studies have been widely used in life course epidemiology both to examine primary research hypotheses and to explore underlying mechanisms for established associations. This chapter ... More


Converting Social Networks into Labor Markets

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter recounts an interview with a surrogacy agency egg donor named Sarita. She had sold her eggs three times, earning five hundred dollars each. Since her earnings would lessen as she aged, ... More


Cross Border Commercial Surrogacy: A Global Patchwork of Inconsistency and Confusion

Kerry Petersen

in Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues Volume 16

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688999
eISBN:
9780191768118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines developments in global commercial surrogacy. The growth of cross border surrogacy and the increase in parental applications demonstrates that laws banning commercial surrogacy ... More


Conclusion: Discounted Life

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter argues that even though surrogate mothers are complicit in converting their pregnancies into wage labor, they still want some control over the labor process. Similarly, the ... More


Two-Way Global Traffic in Care

Arlie Russell Hochschild

in So How's the Family?: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272279
eISBN:
9780520956780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272279.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In one kind of “lane,” service workers from the global south (for example, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Mexico) travel to clients in the global north (for example, the United States, Canada, Hong ... More


Reconsiderations of Race: Commissioning Parents and Transnational Surrogacy in India

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Reconsidering Race: Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190465285
eISBN:
9780190465315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465285.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores transnational surrogacy in South Asia. India has become the prime destination for surrogacy for Western couples. It is a quicker and easier legal process than adoption, and it ... More


The Many Meanings of Surrogacy

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter narrates different stories of surrogate mothers—one of which is Suma. She faced numerous financial woes, such as her loan for an auto rickshaw worth 2,000 dollars. On that note, her ... More


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