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Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy

Laura Harrison

Abstract

Brown Bodies, White Babies contributes to an active field of literature on reproductive technologies while addressing understudied aspects of surrogacy within this scholarship. With notable exceptions, feminist analyses of surrogacy have largely focused on the gendered implications of the practice and minimized the role of race. Brown Bodies, White Babies takes intersectionality as a crucial starting point, examining the ways in which identity categories come together to form nexuses of privilege and oppression. Fertility clinics, surrogacy agencies, and intended parents often dismiss the role ... More

Keywords: reproductive technologies, gestational surrogacy, cross racial reproductive labor, intersectionality, ARTs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479808175
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Harrison, author
Minnesota State University

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