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Global fertility chains: An integrative political economy approach to understanding the reproductive bioeconomy (2021)
Journal Article
Vertommen, S., Pavone, V., & Nahman, M. (in press). Global fertility chains: An integrative political economy approach to understanding the reproductive bioeconomy. Science, Technology, and Human Values, https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243921996460

Over the last two decades, social scientists across disciplines have been researching how value is extracted and governed in the reproductive bioeconomy, which broadly refers to the various ways reproductive tissues, bodies, services, customers, work... Read More about Global fertility chains: An integrative political economy approach to understanding the reproductive bioeconomy.

Nurture commodified? An investigation into commercial human milk supply chains (2020)
Journal Article
Newman, S., & Nahman, M. (in press). Nurture commodified? An investigation into commercial human milk supply chains. Review of International Political Economy, https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2020.1864757

The material conditions in which women provide breast milk range widely, on the basis of their class and geographical provenance. The commercialisation of breast milk provision throws up questions related to debates on the transnational reconfigurati... Read More about Nurture commodified? An investigation into commercial human milk supply chains.

Repro-migration: An ethnography of the early days of cross border egg donation between Israel and Romania (2018)
Book Chapter
Nahman, M. (2018). Repro-migration: An ethnography of the early days of cross border egg donation between Israel and Romania. In S. Mitra, T. Patel, & S. Schicktanz (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel, 351-370. Palgrave

What can the study of migration and reproduction together tell us about both conceptual arenas and sets of cultural practice? In this chapter, I juxtapose cross-border reproductive practices that occurred in 2002 with practices and imaginaries of bor... Read More about Repro-migration: An ethnography of the early days of cross border egg donation between Israel and Romania.

Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction (2018)
Journal Article
Nahman, M. (2018). Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction. Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online, 7, 82-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020

© 2018 This paper explores reproductive justice from the perspective of those at the beginning of the value chain of reproduction. This vantage point of egg providers can help lend important insights into the wider processes of family-making across b... Read More about Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction.

Receiving, or ‘adopting’, donated embryos to have children: Parents narrate and draw kinship boundaries (2018)
Journal Article
Tasker, F., Gubello, A., Clarke, V., Moller, N., Nahman, M., & Willcox, R. (2018). Receiving, or ‘adopting’, donated embryos to have children: Parents narrate and draw kinship boundaries. Genealogy, 2(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy2030035

Existing research suggests that embryo donation (ED) may be seen as similar to adoption by those who donate or receive embryos, or it may not. Our qualitative study explored whether having a child via embryo donation initiated kinship connections bet... Read More about Receiving, or ‘adopting’, donated embryos to have children: Parents narrate and draw kinship boundaries.

Reproductive tourism, through the anthropological “reproscope” (2016)
Journal Article
Nahman, M. (2016). Reproductive tourism, through the anthropological “reproscope”. Annual Review of Anthropology, 45, 417-432

This review analyses the emerging literature on ‘reproductive tourism’ through a metaphorical ‘reproscope’ focusing largely on cross-border egg donation and surrogacy as the prime areas of contemporary anthropological investigation. Whilst acknowledg... Read More about Reproductive tourism, through the anthropological “reproscope”.

Romanian IVF: a brief history through the ‘lens’ of labour, migration and global egg donation markets (2016)
Journal Article
Nahman, M. R., & Nahman, M. (2016). Romanian IVF: a brief history through the ‘lens’ of labour, migration and global egg donation markets. Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online, 2, 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2016.06.001

© 2016 The Author This paper centres on a history of Romanian IVF, including the achievement of significant milestones and the establishment of key clinics. In addition to examining some of the legal and ethical aspects of IVF in Romania, the paper a... Read More about Romanian IVF: a brief history through the ‘lens’ of labour, migration and global egg donation markets.

Atomised Mothers: A film about isolation, 'austerity' and the politics of parenthood (2015)
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Nahman, M., & Killick, A. (2015). Atomised Mothers: A film about isolation, 'austerity' and the politics of parenthood

In December 2014 Charlotte Bevan, a new mother in Bristol took her own life and that of her newborn baby. NICE responded by altering its guidelines to the NHS, stating it must do more to support new mums. The work of parenting can be the most challen... Read More about Atomised Mothers: A film about isolation, 'austerity' and the politics of parenthood.

Making interferences: The cultural politics of egg 'donation' (2012)
Book Chapter
Nahman, M. (2012). Making interferences: The cultural politics of egg 'donation'. In M. Knecht, M. Klotz, & S. Beck (Eds.), Reproductive Technologies as Global Form. Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices, and Transnational Encounters, 305-330. University of Chicago Press

Reverse traffic: Intersecting inequalities in human egg donation (2011)
Journal Article
Nahman, M. (2011). Reverse traffic: Intersecting inequalities in human egg donation. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 23(5), 626-633. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2011.08.003

The paper examines a case of cross-border reproductive care that happens in reverse by looking at Israeli-Romanian transnational ova traffic. The state of Israel claims to have the most IVF clinics per capita in the world, some of the highest success... Read More about Reverse traffic: Intersecting inequalities in human egg donation.

Romanian egg sellers, 'dignity' and feminist alliances in transnational ova exchanges (2008)
Journal Article
Nahman, M. (2008). Romanian egg sellers, 'dignity' and feminist alliances in transnational ova exchanges. European Journal of Women's Studies, 15(2), 65-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350506807088068

This article presents qualitative research conducted in an Israeli ova 'extraction' clinic in Romania. Following on from a piece written by Jyotsna Gupta and published in this journal in February 2006, this article asks what kinds of feminist allianc... Read More about Romanian egg sellers, 'dignity' and feminist alliances in transnational ova exchanges.