Baby Boom. Critica della maternità surrogata

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Baby Boom. Critique of surrogacy

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Experience is made up of events. Some repeat themselves unnoticed; others are so radical as to decisively change the meanings of the experience itself. Surrogacy falls into this second category, giving rise to a strange combination of 'technology' and 'carnality' in which the increase of the former marks the splitting and the rarefaction of the latter. For this reason, the practice of surrogacy represents something never seen before: with it, not only the generative act is contracted out to technology, but also the maternal act, which is thus broken down, assigning to three female figures what - in generation - takes place in the body. of the only mother. What happens during the nine months of pregnancy simply leaves the scene, based on the same logic that considers the circumstances and procedures of its production irrelevant for the 'product', once finished. Yet, the interpretations of the phenomenon of replacement of motherhood are indeed much more extensive. So much so that, inadvertently, under our gaze a change of civilization is taking place that exposes the status of children and of each one to the 'explosion' of the difference between 'people' and 'things'. At risk, therefore, is what the language of dignity has in ethics and that of love in relationships: the sense of uniqueness.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Baby Boom. Critique of surrogacy
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages273
ISBN (Print)978-88-343-4381-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • bioetica
  • maternità surrogata
  • surrogacy
  • corpo
  • bioethics
  • femminismo


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