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Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Interdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel

Editors: Mitra, Sayani, Schicktanz, Silke, Patel, Tulsi (Eds.)

  • Offers a scholarly analysis of three major types of ethico-legal regimes concerning surrogacy and gamete donation, i.e. India, Israel and Germany
  • Examines in a comparative and interdisciplinary way how in each of these regimes the ethical, social, legal and cultural issues are entangled
  • Includes multiple contributions on Israel, India and Germany: three prototypical examples of particular ethico-legal regimes concerning assisted reproduction
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About this book

This book is the first to bring together an interdisciplinary collection of essays on surrogacy and egg donation from three socially, legally and culturally distinct countries - India, Israel and Germany. It presents contributions from experts in the field of social and cultural sciences, bioethics, law as well as psychology and provides critical-reflective comparative analysis of the socio-ethical factors shaping surrogacy and egg donation practices across these three countries. This book highlights the importance of a comparative perspective to ‘make sense’ of controversies and transitions in this highly contested area of artificial reproductive technologies. It demonstrates how local developments cannot be isolated from global events and vice versa. Therefore, this volume can be used as a standard reference for anyone seeking to understand surrogacy and egg donation from a macro-perspective in the next decade.

About the authors

Sayani Mitra has recently completed her PhD in Social Sciences from University of Goettingen, Germany. Her research interest lies in the field of assisted reproductive technologies, risk studies, political economies, globalization and health care systems, health-care policy. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and is currently working on a monographic book on risks and failures during commercial surrogacy in India. At present, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the University Medical Center Goettingen working on a project on organised patients’ participation in healthcare.
Silke Schicktanz is a professor of Cultural and Ethical studies of Biomedicine at the University Medical Center for Gottingen. She studies and teaches in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics and cultural studies of medicine.   Her   research focuses on cross-cultural bioethics, lay-expert-interaction, and concepts of responsibility and autonomy in various field of modern medicine (dementia, transplantation, genetics etc.). She has authored several peer-reviewed articles, more than 10 volumes and books in these fields.
Tulsi Patel is Professor of Sociology and teaches at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her research interests include gender and society, anthropology of reproduction and childbirth, medical sociology, kinship and family, and old age. She has published several articles in national and international journals.

Reviews

“This important edited collection explores regulation, activism, and the framing of and restrictions on third party and cross-border reproduction in three countries known for their strikingly different surrogacy and egg donation regimes. Top scholars drawn from anthropology, bioethics, sociology, and psychology draw our attention to these dynamics in a powerful interdisciplinary comparative end product.” (Charis Thompson, UC Berkeley, USA, and Author of Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies)

“This is the most important book on the ethics of surrogacy and egg donation to be published in recent years and a “must read” for anyone interested in reproductive ethics. Good ethical analysis requires in-depth knowledge of the actual reproductive practices and the application of nuanced and sophisticated ethical reasoning. This book provides both.” (Søren Holm, University of Manchester, UK, former Editor of Journal of Medical Ethics, and now Editor of the journal Clinical Ethics)

“This stimulating volume by leading scholars presents the benefits and insights possible with a comparative approach for studying the rapidly shifting terrain of global assisted reproduction. It offers an essential reading to all those interested in the social, legal and ethical impacts of assisted reproduction.” (Andrea Whittaker, Monash University, Australia, and Editor of Abortion in Asia: Local Dilemmas, Global Politics)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Compare the Practice and Norms of Surrogacy and Egg Donation? A Brief Overview of a Comparative and Interdisciplinary Journey

    Mitra, Sayani (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • Globalisation and Market Orientation: A Challenge Within Reproductive Medicine

    Werner-Felmayer, Gabriele

    Pages 13-34

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  • Transnational Surrogacy: An Overview of Legal and Ethical Issues

    Sándor, Judit

    Pages 35-55

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  • A Case for Restrictive Regulation of Surrogacy? An Indo-Israeli Comparison of Ethnographic Studies

    Teman, Elly

    Pages 57-81

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  • Cross-Border Reproflows: Comparing the Cases of India, Germany, and Israel

    Mitra, Sayani

    Pages 83-102

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eBook 103,52 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78670-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 133,74 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78669-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel
Editors
  • Sayani Mitra
  • Silke Schicktanz
  • Tulsi Patel
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78670-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78670-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78669-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 399
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