Multiple mobilities in Mexico’s fertility industry

Schurr, Carolin (2018). Multiple mobilities in Mexico’s fertility industry. Mobilities, 14(1), pp. 103-119. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/17450101.2019.1522881

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How can we conceptualize travel in search of fertility treatment? While current research on transnational reproduction mostly conceptualizes mobility as horizontal movement from A to B, this article shows how horizontal mobilities converge, contradict, and are interdependent with other forms of mobility; namely vertical mobilities in terms of social upward and downward mobility, representational mobilities in form of imaginative geographies, and the actual embodied experiences of mobility. Based on ethnographic research on the reproductive tourism industry in Mexico, the article explores the multiplicity of mobilities that constitute transnational reproduction. The article evaluates how the concept of multiple mobilities contributes to the study of medical tourism from a critical mobilities’ perspective.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Cultural Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Schurr, Carolin

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

1745-0101

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Julian Spycher

Date Deposited:

07 Nov 2018 14:13

Last Modified:

29 Jul 2019 13:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/17450101.2019.1522881

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120808

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120808

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