This essay inquires into how motherhood and citizenship are reinvented and performatively negotiated in cases of transnational surrogacy. One transnational surrogacy case reveals the workings of cultural and biological fundamentalism both. The case illustrates how transnational surrogacy produces troublesome new citizens and illegitimate mothers. Theoretically, the essay engages performance studies and feminist scholarship on the cyborg to conclude that new reproductive technology, most notably practices such as transnational surrogacy, reconceptualizes both citizenship and motherhood.
Research Article|July 01 2012
From India with Love: Troublesome Citizens of Fertility TravelFrom India with Love: Troublesome Citizens of Fertility TravelCharlotte Kroløkke
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 307-325.
Charlotte Kroløkke; From India with Love: Troublesome Citizens of Fertility Travel
From India with Love: Troublesome Citizens of Fertility Travel
Charlotte Kroløkke. Cultural Politics 1 July 2012; 8 (2): 307–325. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-1575183
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