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Author Markens, Susan, 1967-

Title Surrogate motherhood and the politics of reproduction [electronic resource] / Susan Markens.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-256) and index.
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: unfamiliar families? -- The new problem of surrogate motherhood: legislative responses -- "Choice" and the "best interests of children": claiming the problem of surrogate motherhood -- "Moral conundrums and menacing ambiguities": framing the problem of surrogate motherhood -- Competing frames of surrogacy: comparing newspapers' coverage of "horror stories" -- Unity, divisions, and strange bedfellows: divergent legislative responses to surrogate motherhood -- A brave new world? Reproductive politics from the past to the present -- Appendix A: A note on methods and data -- Appendix B: A multistate comparison of the impact of sponsor's gender and abortion position on the success of surrogacy bills -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front - surrogate motherhood - in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States.
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Subject Surrogate motherhood.
Surrogate mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Surrogate motherhood -- Social aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Markens, Susan, 1967- Surrogate motherhood and the politics of reproduction. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007 0520252039 9780520252035 (DLC) 2006029089 (OCoLC)71288729
ISBN 9780520940970 (electronic bk.)
0520940970 (electronic bk.)
0520252039 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520252035 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520252047 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520252042 (pbk. ; alk. paper)