Babies for Sale?: Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction by Miranda Davies, 9781783607013
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'A brilliant collection.' Amelia Abraham, Refinery 29 'Tackles the booming business in cross-border surrogacy with a provocative collection of international feminist perspectives. It challenges us to think harder about the elephant-in-the-room question: Can commercial transnational surrogacy ever be ethical? This volume makes an important contribution to the debate.' Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society 'Transcending the usual rhetoric of reproductive choice and free markets, these authors provide reasoned argument and survey evidence from around the globe, questioning whether surrogacy really represents a "win-win" situation for all parties.' Donna Dickenson, University of London (Emeritus) 'Miranda Davies has brought together a number of eminent authors and produced an outstanding collection. By combining academic approaches, empirical evidence and real-life stories, this book adds an entirely new dimension to the debate on the ethics of cross-border commercial surrogacy.' Katarina Trimmings, University of Aberdeen 'These original, informed and critical analyses of transnational surrogacy make a vital intervention in impassioned debates. Chapters by leading international scholars and activists address ethical issues, feminist perspectives and the implications for children. They deserve to be widely read.' Ann Phoenix, Institute of Education, University of London 'A ground-breaking book, where the voices of activists and those of researchers come together to address one of the most important, and complex, phenomena of our time: the transnational market in baby-making.' Yasmine Ergas, Columbia University
About the author
Miranda Davies is a writer and editor with a longstanding interest in gender, development and human rights. She has worked for numerous organisations, including Isis International Women's Network, the Central America Committee for Human Rights, Virago, Channel Four, the Rough Guides, Sort Of Books and CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy, where she is managing editor of Adoption & Fostering journal. This is her fourth international anthology for Zed.
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