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Outsourcing the Womb

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

France Winddance Twine

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Outsourcing the Womb considers the new world of reproductive technlogies and the implications of (commercial) gestational surrogacy. The book provides a critical introduction to the global surrogacy market and particularly considers the gender, race and class implications of this practice in Egypt, Israel, India and the US.

This is an extended essay intended to offer an insight into a contentious issue. Each chapter concludes with Discussion Questions so it is ideal for use in university classes, while also being a fascinating read for anyone interested in reproductive health issues.

USA 2011. (64pages)

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Outsourcing the Womb considers the new world of reproductive technlogies and the implications of (commercial) gestational surrogacy. The book provides a critical introduction to the global surrogacy market and particularly considers the gender, race and class implications of this practice in Egypt, Israel, India and the US.

This is an extended essay intended to offer an insight into a contentious issue. Each chapter concludes with Discussion Questions so it is ideal for use in university classes, while also being a fascinating read for anyone interested in reproductive health issues.

About the Author

France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is a consulting editor for the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies and teaches courses on race/class/gender and qualitative research methods.

USA 2011. (64pages)

Table of Contents

1. The Industrial Womb: Pregnancy in a Capitalist Market 2. Race, Class and Surrogate Labor: Ethical Dilemmas 3. Becoming a Gestational Surrogate 4. Google Babies: Race, Class & Consumption in the Procreative Supermarket 5. Religious Law and State Regulation: Egypt and Israel 6. India: The Next Frontier in the Global Market 7. Reproductive Liberty and Reproductive Justice

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