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Commodification of Body Parts in the Global South: by Firouzeh Nahavandi

By Firouzeh Nahavandi

This ebook proposes the creation of a development-related viewpoint to scholarly critique of the human body’s commodification. Nahavandi contends that the commodification of human physique components displays a contemporary type of such famous old phenomena as slavery and colonization, and will be thought of a brand new and extra kind of appropriation and extraction of assets from the worldwide South. What are the commonalities among hair exchange, surrogacy, kidney sale and allure of brains? the writer argues that those all represent an international the place more and more every thing might be traded or is taken into account to be tradeable. a global the place, just like the other items, physique elements have entered the worldwide marketplace both legally or illegally. via a sequence of multidisciplinary comparative experiences, the publication explores how types commodification of the human physique are fuelled through problems with poverty within the worldwide South, and inequality in transnational family.

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The strange story of false hair. New York: Drake Publishers. CHAPTER 4 Transnational Surrogacy Abstract Chapter 4 offers an overview of the complex motivations that underlie the demand for a child, and the recourse to surrogacy, together with the situations that encourage the Global South’s women to rent out their womb. Poverty remains the key factor. Nahavandi argues that even though surrogacy is one of the genuine advances in modern biomedicine, it has been turned into a big business, reflecting a world where increasingly everything can be outsourced.

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