Through case studies, Outsourcing the Womb, Second Edition provides a critical analysis and global tour of the international surrogacy landscape in Egypt, India, China, Japan, Israel, Ukraine, the European Union and the United States. By providing a comparative analysis of countries that have very different policies, this book disentangles the complex role that race, religion, class inequality, legal regimes, and global capitalism play in the gestational surrogacy market. This book provides an intersectional frame of analysis in which multiple forms of social inequality and power differences become institutionalized and restrict the access of some individuals and families while privileging others, and concludes with a discussion of "reproductive justice" and "reproductive liberty." It is an ideal addition to courses on social problems, race, gender, and inequality.
Table of Contents
1. The Global Womb 2. Racism, Capitalism, and Reproductive Labor 3. Becoming a Gestational Surrogate 4. Google Babies: Colorism and the Global Market in Eggs and Sperm 5. Religious Law and Regulatory Regimes: Egypt and Israel 6. India: Assembling the Global Baby 7. The Asian Surrogate Market: China, Japan, and Korea 8. The European Union: Bioethical Dilemmas, Family Law & Stateless Babies 9. Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Liberty
France Winddance Twine is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is an ethnographer, a critical race theorist and a documentary filmmaker. Her recent publications include Geographies of Privilege (2013) and A White Side of Black Britain: interracial intimacy and racial literacy (2010).