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Modes of Mobility: Tracing the Routes of Reproductive Travel in the Asia-Pacific Region

Chapter


Abstract


  • Reproductive technologies and services have impinged profoundly on the

    relations between—and constitution of—individuals, groups, and nations.

    This has occurred amid the uncertainties arising in an industry in which

    human beings and human emotion are both the “means of production” and

    the intended final product. As the human reproduction industry expands, we

    increasingly need to think of it in a regional and global frame. Globalization

    is “a process of intensifying global social inter-relatedness, whereby space

    and time are compressed and previously separated locations [are] brought

    into a new proximity” (Eschle 2002, 316).1 Technologies such as gamete or

    embryo freezing and ease of air travel mean that reproductive relations are no

    longer (if they ever were) “domestic,” either in the sense of the family home

    or of the home country (Franklin 2013, 271).

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Marks, N. J., Mackie, V. & Ferber, S. (2019). Modes of Mobility: Tracing the Routes of Reproductive Travel in the Asia-Pacific Region. In V. Mackie, N. J. Marks & S. Ferber (Eds.), The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes (pp. 145-173). Lanham: Lexington Books.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781498570657

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3944

Book Title


  • The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes

Start Page


  • 145

End Page


  • 173

Place Of Publication


  • Lanham

Abstract


  • Reproductive technologies and services have impinged profoundly on the

    relations between—and constitution of—individuals, groups, and nations.

    This has occurred amid the uncertainties arising in an industry in which

    human beings and human emotion are both the “means of production” and

    the intended final product. As the human reproduction industry expands, we

    increasingly need to think of it in a regional and global frame. Globalization

    is “a process of intensifying global social inter-relatedness, whereby space

    and time are compressed and previously separated locations [are] brought

    into a new proximity” (Eschle 2002, 316).1 Technologies such as gamete or

    embryo freezing and ease of air travel mean that reproductive relations are no

    longer (if they ever were) “domestic,” either in the sense of the family home

    or of the home country (Franklin 2013, 271).

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Marks, N. J., Mackie, V. & Ferber, S. (2019). Modes of Mobility: Tracing the Routes of Reproductive Travel in the Asia-Pacific Region. In V. Mackie, N. J. Marks & S. Ferber (Eds.), The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes (pp. 145-173). Lanham: Lexington Books.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781498570657

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3944

Book Title


  • The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes

Start Page


  • 145

End Page


  • 173

Place Of Publication


  • Lanham