Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies

Paperback - 2016
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"Heather Jacobson interviews not only surrogate mothers, but also their family members, the intended parents who employ surrogates, and the various professionals who work to facilitate the process. Seeking to understand how gestational surrogates perceive their vocation, she discovers that many regard surrogacy as a calling, but are reluctant to describe it as a job. In the process, Jacobson dissects the complex set of social attitudes underlying this resistance toward conceiving of pregnancy as a form of employment. Through her extensive field research, Jacobson gives readers a firsthand look at the many challenges faced by gestational surrogates, who deal with complicated medical procedures, delicate work-family balances, and tricky social dynamics"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780813569505
0813569508
9780813569512
0813569516
Branch Call Number: HQ759.5 .J33 2016
Characteristics: x, 203 pages ; 24 cm

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