The Globalization of Motherhood

The Globalization of Motherhood

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The convergence of dramatic declines in birth rates worldwide, aside from sub-Saharan Africa, the rise of untrammelled global movement of capital, people and information, and the rapid-fire dissemination of a host of new medical technologies has led to the qglobalization of motherhoodq. This book brings together research from the Global North and the Global South to illuminate how contemporary motherhood is being changed by the processes of globalization. It locates declining fertility and desire for motherhood in the context of female employment, the development of the global market in reproductive technologies, the rising transnational labour market demand for feminized carework, and changing family forms. Focusing on the impacts on women who mother- and enable others to do so- across diverse contexts, the book examines the way in which conception, gestation mothering labor and care are being mobilized across national boundaries. Bringing together demographers, sociologists, lawyers, public health and social theorists, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization studies, development studies, gender studies, feminist politics, political economy, human rights, and social policy.Available at: sorensen.pdf (accessed 15 September 2008). Spar ... a#39;The trade in fertility: India is attracting Englishspeaking couples looking for surrogates and other treatmentsa#39; , ... Asian immigrants use medical technology to satisfy ageold desire: A sona#39;, San Jose The Mercury News, 7 January, Genetics and ... Tan, X. T. (2004) a#39;Child adjustment of singleparent adoption from China: A comparative studya#39;, Adoption Quarterly, anbsp;...

Title:The Globalization of Motherhood
Author:Wendy Chavkin, JaneMaree Maher
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-13


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