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The Resource Surrogate motherhood : conception in the heart, Helena Ragoné

Surrogate motherhood : conception in the heart, Helena Ragoné

Label
Surrogate motherhood : conception in the heart
Title
Surrogate motherhood
Title remainder
conception in the heart
Statement of responsibility
Helena Ragoné
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since the Baby M case, the public has been fascinated with the continuing phenomenon of surrogate motherhood. The Baby M case raised, and left unanswered, many questions about what constitutes motherhood, fatherhood, family, reproduction, and kinship. What do the surrogates, commissioning couples, program directors, and attending professionals think and feel about surrogacy? How and when are the children told of their birth origins? How do surrogate mother programs select a surrogate? What psychological tests are administered? Surrogate Motherhood: Conception in the Heart examines the phenomenon of surrogate motherhood in depth, through the unique perspective of a cultural anthropologist, providing us with answers to these and other questions in a richly textured ethnography. Included in the book are actual surrogate and couple evaluation forms completed by clinical psychologists, confidential surrogate mother information sheets, and the legal contract used by one of the programs." "To date, thousands of surrogate-assisted births have taken place, but never before have the experiences of the participants and program staff been explored in such detail. Participants who have never before spoken publicly about their involvement in surrogacy here speak out, and their statements are startling and intriguing. Surrogate mothers and commissioning couples who have suffered the pain of infertility open up their hearts to illuminate the compelling world of surrogacy in which many of our assumptions about nurturance, family, and kinship are reconfigured."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ragoné, Helena
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Institutional structures of feeling
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surrogate motherhood
  • Surrogate mothers
  • Surrogate Mothers
Label
Surrogate motherhood : conception in the heart, Helena Ragoné
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Surrogate mother programs -- Surrogate mothers -- Fathers and adoptive mothers -- Surrogate motherhood and American kinship
Control code
29566560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 215 pages
Isbn
9780813319780
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1585647
Label
Surrogate motherhood : conception in the heart, Helena Ragoné
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Surrogate mother programs -- Surrogate mothers -- Fathers and adoptive mothers -- Surrogate motherhood and American kinship
Control code
29566560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 215 pages
Isbn
9780813319780
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1585647

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