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

Anindita Majumdar

Abstract

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 conflicts between forms of reproduction and birthing. The process of making kin is fraught with different forms of negotiations regarding biology, nurture, pregnancy, and parenthood. This book engages with the idea of emerging forms of families and meanings of kinship in a transnational world through ethnographic research, kinship, gender studies, and science and technology studies. The ethnograph ... More

Keywords: transnational surrogacy, surrogate mothers, kinship, reproduction, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199474363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199474363.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anindita Majumdar, author
Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, Telangana.