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Making Gaybies, Queer Reproduction and Multiracial Feeling

"In Making Gaybies Jaya Keaney explores queer family making as a site of racialized intimacy. Drawing on interviews with queer families in Australia, Keaney traces the lived experiences of choice and constraint as these families seek to craft likeness with their future children and tell stories of chosen family made through love. Queer family building often involves multiracial and multicultural encounters, as intending parents take part in the global fertility industry. Keaney follows queer family making through reproductive technologies and highlights the confines of varied transnational reproductive markets and policies, and changing formations of race, gender, sexuality, and kinship. Whether sharing the story of white gay men choosing Indian and Thai egg donors to make their surrogate-born children's ethnicity visually distinct from their own or that of an Aboriginal lesbian and her white partner choosing a Cherokee donor from the United States to articulate a global Indigeneity, Keaney foregrounds the entwinement of reproduction, race, and affect. By focusing on queer family making, Keaney demonstrates how reproduction fosters a queer multiracial imaginary of kinship"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Origin Stories -- Assembling Queer Fertility -- Making Do -- Crafting Likeness -- Racializing Wombs -- Love Makes a Family? -- Manifest Care
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (241 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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