Aligning the Risky Body. Commercial Surrogacy in Russia and the Emotional Labour of “Nastraivatsya”

Siegl, Veronika (2018). Aligning the Risky Body. Commercial Surrogacy in Russia and the Emotional Labour of “Nastraivatsya”. Tsantsa, 23, pp. 63-72. Seismo

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Drawing on the concepts of «emotional labour» (Hochschild) and «technologies of the self» (Foucault), this article explores how women align their affective and thus risky bodies in order to become effective surrogate workers in Moscow. I argue that this alignment entails «dis-emotionalising» the pregnancy by strategically essentialising the female body. This essentialisation also serves as an authoritative tool of control and conceals the power disparities at hand.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

Graduate School:

Graduate School Gender Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Siegl, Veronika

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 170 Ethics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1420-7834

Publisher:

Seismo

Language:

English

Submitter:

Veronika Siegl

Date Deposited:

14 Nov 2018 13:44

Last Modified:

14 Nov 2018 13:44

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120840

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