Nodes of desire: Romanian egg-sellers, 'dignity' and feminist alliances in transnational ova exchanges
Nahman, M. print (2008) Nodes of desire: Romanian egg-sellers, 'dignity' and feminist alliances in transnational ova exchanges. European Journal of Women's Studies, 15 (2). pp. 65-82. ISSN 1350-5068
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350506807088068
This article presents qualitative research conducted in an Israeli ova ‘extraction’ clinic in Romania. Following on from a piece written by Jyotsna Gupta and published in this journal in February 2006, this article asks what kinds of feminist alliances can or should be made in the arena of reproductive technologies. In conversation with Gupta, the author asks whether ‘an ethic of universal human dignity’ is possible or desirable. This article looks to the voices of Romanian egg sellers themselves as a source of theoretical and political direction for transnational feminists who try to think about responses to reproductive technologies.
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