The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.56 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Vera Mackie is senior professor of Asian and international studies and director of the Center for Critical Human Rights Research at University of Wollongong. Nicola J. Marks is senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong. Sarah Ferber is professor of history at the University of Wollongong.


This book fills a vacuum in the archival mapping of the emergence and rise of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) globally, and locally.... Ultimately, this edited volume is an important intervention into the legacies of mobility and travel across the global South and North in emerging technological interventions. The volume is a reminder that the reproductive self and body still grapples with questions of civilizational and racial conflicts... [T]his is a valuable volume and is a must-read for scholars and practitioners of reproductive health.-- "Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography"
The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes is a provocative book that challenges the happy-ever-after narratives around assisted reproductive technologies to expose the inequalities of power, gender, race and sexuality on which this global trade depends.--Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University
This exemplary volume charts both the promises and fragilities of assisted reproduction as it is being choreographed within and between societies across the globe. Through rich ethnographic, historical, and legal accounts, the collection shines a much-needed light on the ways in which technologies are reconfiguring kin and families, including for transgender people and queer communities. The volume's focus on the Asia-Pacific is also novel and timely, given regional concerns over low fertility amidst the exploitation of surrogate women's bodies. In short, this is a must-read volume for anyone interested in gender, technology, and globally mediated quests for conception--Marcia C. Inhorn, Yale University