Commercial Surrogacy in India, Money
Laurie Taylor explores commercial surrogacy in India and beyond. Plus the changing nature of money in the post-crisis world.
Wombs for Sale: commercial surrogacy in India & beyond. Couples from all over the world can now hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere. Laurie Taylor talks to Amrita Pande, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cape Town, and author of a detailed study into a burgeoning business which has little or no government regulation. She talked to surrogates, their families, clients, doctors and brokers to capture the full mechanics of a labour regime rooted in global gender & economic inequality. They're joined by Michal Nahman, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of the West of England, who has studied reproductive tourism.
Also, the transformation of money in the post crisis world. Nigel Dodd, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, highlights the proliferation of new forms and systems of money, from local currencies and social lending to mobile money and Bitcoin. Why has our understanding of money failed to keep pace with these changes?
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
Find out more about Amrita Pande
Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Senior Lecturer, Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England
Find out more about Dr Michal Nahman
Extractions: An ethnography of reproductive tourism
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan