Transnationalising Reproduction

Transnationalising Reproduction : Third Party Conception in a Globalised World

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This book about 'third party conception' (gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy arrangements) will provide an original and timely contribution to work on assisted reproduction. Third party conception is a growing phenomenon and provokes a burgeoning range of ethical, legal and social questions. What are the rights of donors, recipients and donor conceived children? How are these reproductive technologies regulated? How is kinship understood within these new family forms? Does the flow of people and gametes across borders present evidence of growing inequalities, the commodification of embodiment and capitalist exploitation; or is it an exciting development within contemporary kinship in a global world? These questions are presented in relation to research on the everyday realities of people whose lives are touched by third party conception - for example donor egg recipients, donor conceived people, and surrogate mothers. Drawing on contributions from leading scholars, this book presents an international range of work that unpacks some of the complexities generated by new technologies that may unravel popular understandings of family, self and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138840718
  • 9781138840713

About Roisin Ryan-Flood

Roisin Ryan-Flood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship (CISC) at the University of Essex, UK. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, citizenship, assisted conception, migration and critical epistemologies. Her publications include the monograph Lesbian Motherhood: Gender, Families and Sexual Citizenship (Palgrave, 2009) and a co-edited book (with Rosalind Gill), Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections (Routledge, 2010). She has edited several journal special issues on topics such as sexuality and visual culture; sexuality and social theory; and feminist epistemology. Her current research explores egg and embryo donation. Jenny Gunnarsson Payne is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Sodertorn University, Sweden. Her current research projects concern the transnationalisation of egg- and embryo donation in post-socialist Europe as well as issues concerning gender and reproductive ageing in relation to egg banks and so called "social egg freezing". She is co-editor of the volume Tracking Discourses: Politics, Identity and Social Change (Nordic Academic Press, 2011) and her work has appeared in journals and edited volumes such as European Journal of Women's Studies (2012), The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies (2012) and Gender, Place, and, Culture (2013).show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Marcia Inhorn Introduction by Roisin Ryan-Flood and Jenny Gunnarsson Payne Part I: Theorising Kinship 1. What Will the Blood Tell? Anthropological Perspectives on Embryo Donation by Sarah Franklin 2. Reproducing Heteronormativity: Gay Parenting and Surrogacy in Sweden by Johanna Gondouin 3. Reconfiguring Motherhood: Donor Egg Recipients' Narratives of Maternity by Roisin Ryan-Flood 4. The Shared Parenting Project: Same Sex Couples and Ova Donation in Brazil by Rosana Machin 5. The Gendered Gift of Gametes: Sexuality, Incest and Filiation by Corinne Fortier Part II: Reproducing Markets 6. Paid to Donate: Egg Donors, Sperm Donors, and Gendered Experiences of Bodily Commodification by Rene Almeling 7. The (Re)productive Body: Economics of Ova Donation and Beyond by Gemma Orobitg and Carles Salazar 8. Reproductive Labour or Reproductive Trafficking? Women's Reproductive Bodies in the Globalised Bioeconomy by Jyotsna Agnihotri Gupta 9. Future Investments: Law, Technology, and the Order of Kinship by Venetia Kantsa 10. What Does One Wear to a Sperm Bank? Negotiations of Sexuality in Sperm Donation by Sebastian Mohr Part III: Citizenship and Regulation 11. The Italian Ban on Gamete and Embryo Donation and its Consequences by Luca Gianaroli, Anna Pia Ferraretti, Serena Sgargi and Maria Cristina Magli 12. Between Secrecy and Disclosure in Gamete Donations: A Comparative Analysis of the UK and Belgium by Cathy Herbrand 13. Citizenship and Science on Decisions about the Fates of Embryos by Susana Silva and Helena Machado 14. Assisted Reproduction: Through the Lens of the Courts by Judit Sandor 15. To Regulate or Not to Regulate: Legal and Ethical Issues of Cross-Border Gamete Donation by Wannes Van Hoof and Guido Pennings Part IV: Transnational Practices 16. Passport to Parenthood: The Transnational Flow of Gametes and Bodies by Stine Willum Adrian and Charlotte Halmo Krolokke 17. Transnational Surrogacy and Laboured Kin Ties in India by Amrita Pande 18. Networks of Reproduction in the Globalized World by Eniko Demeny 19. To Bond or Not to Bond: Between Mother and Child, Across the Borders by Zalka Drglin 20. Before it is Too Late: An Intersectional Approach to Egg Donation and Age by Jenny Gunnarsson Payneshow more