Baby Markets: Money and the New Politics of Creating Families.

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Goodwin, Michele Bratcher, ed. Baby Markets: Money and the New Politics of Creating Families. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

From Michael Jackson and Madonna to Nadya Suleman and Jon and Kate Gosselin, creating families can no longer be described by heterosexual reproduction in the intimacy of a couple's home and the privacy of their bedroom. On the contrary, babies can be brought into families through complex matrices involving lawyers, coordinators, surrogates, so-called brokers, donors, sellers, endocrinologists, media agents, and publicity teams, and without any traditional forms of intimacy...

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