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Maternità surrogata: la biopolitica del corpo

Una lettura della convergenza tra patriarcato e ideologia neoliberale

Laura Sugamele    La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    



This essay will focus on the question of surrogate motherhood as a problem that reveals considerable ethical dilemmas and this element seems to be linked to influences of a neoliberal economic and patriarchal ideology. The conceptual perspective is that of a discussion on modernity and the technology processes relating to the female reproductive sphere, identifiable as the new horizon of a material androcentric mechanism of the body – and in a post-colonial perspective – that sees the feminine potentiality of ‘giving life’ as a resource that can be exploited, a problem which highlights the concept of self-determination on the body.

Keywords: Surrogate motherhood. Neoliberal ideology. Patriarchy. Female reification.

Language: it

Submitted: March 13, 2019   Accepted: May 7, 2019   Published: Nov. 27, 2019  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOc/2499-1562/2019/01/033

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