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Wombs for Rent. Aporias of Self-government

by Valeria Giordano

pp. 212-225 Issue 8 (4,2) – July-December 2017 ISSN (online): 2539/2239 ISSN (print): 2389-8232 DOI: 10.17450/170213


This essay focuses on the body, object of increasingly differentiated practices, which break it up, fragment it in a continuous process of transformation and redefinition. We have moved on to the image of the body as a problem unit to a progressive isolation of portions of the self: it is the case of surrogacy maternity that redraws the trajectories of Cross Border Reproductive Care, in a logic that follows the generative potential of women’s bodies and that marks a tension between increase, vulnerability, and exploitation.


vulnerability, Surrogate mathernity, juridification of body, emporwerment, discrimination
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