講者：Professor Sharmila Rudrappa
題目：The (Im)Possibilities for Just Surrogacy: The Case of India, 2002-present
歡迎加入 U of Texas at Austin 社會學者prof. Rudrappa 5月16日中午在清華社會所，有關印度商業性代理孕母產業（已禁止）中的有關女人身體、跨國種族階級不平等及如何藉由代孕成家等議題間交織的爭議討論。
也歡迎先閱讀她的得獎作品Discounted Life：The Price of Global Surrogacy in India
Proponents celebrate that commercial surrogacy extends everyone’s reproductive rights—queer families and medically infertile couples/ individuals can have genetically children, and sex cell donors, and surrogate mothers exercise their bodily rights to engage in reproductive markets. Opponents, however, point to the deeply exploitative nature of reproductive markets, and seek commercial surrogacy bans. Currently, India has more or less banned commercial surrogacy. In this presentation, building from an ethnography of commercial surrogacy in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, I discuss the possibilities for ethical reproductive markets, especially surrogacy, in exchanges deeply shaped by global racial and class inequalities.
Sharmila Rudrappa is professor in the Dept. of Sociology, with appointments in the Department of Asian Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, and affiliations with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published extensively on high wage labor migration, and reproductive justice and surrogacy in India, including Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India (NYU Press, 2015).附件區域