This edited volume explores transnational gestational surrogacy and how its practice is changing the traditional concept of parenthood across the globe. The phenomenon has given rise to a thriving international industry where money is being 'legally' exchanged for babies and 'reproductive labor' has taken on a lucrative commercial tone. This interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses significant issues in commercial gestational surrogacy as it plays out in a peculiar relation between the United States and India.
Chapter One: The Three 'M's of Commercial Surrogacy in India: Mother, Money, and Medical Market, Preeti Nayak Chapter Two: Reconceiving Surrogacy: Toward a Reproductive Justice Account of Indian Surrogacy, Alison Bailey Chapter Three: Gestational Surrogacy in India: The Problems of Technology and Poverty, Varada Madge Chapter Four: Shifting Sands: Transnational Surrogacy, E-Motherhood, and Nation Building, Sayantani DasGupta and Shamita Das DasGupta Chapter Five: The Power of Narratives: Negotiating Commercial Surrogacy in India, Amrita Pande Chapter Six: The Rhetoric of the Womb: The Representation of Surrogacy in the Popular Mass Media in India, Anindita Majumdar Chapter Seven: Mother India: Outsourcing Labor to Indian Surrogate Mothers, Sharmila Rudrappa Chapter Eight: A Race to the Bottom? The Need for International Regulation of the Rapidly Growing Global Surrogacy Market, Seema Mohapatra Chapter Nine: A Welfare Principle Applied to Children Born and Adopted in Surrogacy, Marsha J. Tyson Darling Chapter Ten: Business As Usual? The Violence of Reproductive Trafficking, Sayantani DasGupta and Shamita Das DasGupta Chapter Eleven: Transnational Surrogacy Takes Center Stage, Amy Feinberg and Jennifer Maisel