University Press Copublishing Division / Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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978-1-68393-056-3 • Hardback • November 2017 • $94.00 • (£72.00)
978-1-68393-057-0 • eBook • November 2017 • $89.00 • (£68.00)
Michaela Stockey-Bridge is research associate at the University of Technology Sydney.
Chapter 1: Genealogies of Transnational Commercial Surrogacy: Australia and India
Chapter 2: Surrogates in India: Class and Social Context
Chapter 3: The Intending Parents: the Narrow Pathways of IP Journeys
Chapter 4: Finding the Clinic: Surrogate Recruitment Networks and the Saleable Body
Chapter 5: Caretakers and Conversion: Caretaker Narratives
Chapter 6: The Lure of Hope: Locating the Clinic and Finding Hope
Chapter 7: The Rhetoric of Tragedy and the Experience of Disaster
Chapter 8: Transnational Surrogacy, Kinship, Connectedness and the Gift
About the Author
This is one of the first ethnographies to follow the hopeful journeys of intended parents seeking surrogacy overseas. This highly accessible book breaks down stereotypes of intended parents as they negotiate the Indian surrogacy industry to form families. Stockey-Bridge show sensitivity, sophisticated analysis and empathy with her informants. She offers an important perpesctive to our understanding of overseas surrogacy.
— Andrea Whittaker, professor of anthropology, ARC Future Fellow, and convenor at Monash University
Dr Stockey-Bridge's research involving Australian adults undertaking commercial surrogacy arrangements in India, Indian surrogates and staff in Indian fertility clinics engaged in surrogacy arrangements provides a unique insight into international surrogacy in India. This book makes a significant contribution to existing knowledge and understanding of international commercial surrogacy practice, policy and legislation.
— Eric Blyth, emeritus professor at the University of Huddersfield