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Precarious Pregnancies and Precious Products: Transnational commercial surrogacy in Thailand

Elina Nilsson

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the intimate labour performed by surrogate mothers in the globalized fertility market. Using her body and providing her womb and uterus, blood and sweat, the surrogate mother ... 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


Conclusion

Daisy Deomampo

in Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804214
eISBN:
9781479849574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804214.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Conclusion reflects on the various themes discussed in the preceding chapters, elucidating the ways in which transnational surrogacy can be considered a technology of race. By viewing surrogacy ... 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


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


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