Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Cross-Racial by Laura Harrison

By Laura Harrison

Brown our bodies, White Babies makes a speciality of the perform of cross-racial gestational surrogacy, during which a lady - via in-vitro fertilization utilizing the sperm and egg of meant mom and dad or donors - incorporates a being pregnant for meant mom and dad of a unique race. targeting the racial variations among mom and dad and surrogates, this e-book is attracted to how reproductive applied sciences intersect with race, really while brown our bodies produce white infants. whereas the potential for reproductive applied sciences is way from pre-determined, the ways that those applied sciences are at the moment deployed frequently serve the pursuits of dominant teams, throughout the production of white, middle-class, heteronormative families.           

Laura Harrison, delivering an immense knowing of the paintings of girls of colour as surrogates, connects this exertions to the background of racialized replica within the United States.  Cross-racial surrogacy is one finish of a continuum within which dominant teams depend upon the reproductive capability of nonwhite girls, whose personal reproductive wants were traditionally thwarted or even demonized.  Brown our bodies, White Babies offers am interdisciplinary research that comes with criminal situations of contested surrogacy, old examples of surrogacy as a sort of racialized reproductive exertions, the position of genetics within the assisted replica undefined, and the hot flip towards reproductive tourism.  Joining the continued feminist debates surrounding copy, motherhood, race, and the physique, Brown our bodies, White Babies finally reviews the recent potentials for parenthood that positioned the very contours of kinship into question.

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