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Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor

Kalindi Vora

Abstract

From call centers, overseas domestic labor, and customer care to human organ selling, gestational surrogacy, and knowledge work, such as software programming, life itself is channeled across the globe from one population to another. In Life Support, Kalindi Vora demonstrates how biological bodies become a new kind of global biocapital. Vora examines how forms of labor serve to support life in the United States at the expense of the lives of people in India. She exposes how even seemingly inalienable aspects of human life such as care, love, and trust—and biological bodies and organs—are commod ... More

Keywords: Surrogacy, call centers, labor, biocapital, outsourcing, information technology, organ trade, biopolitics, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816693948
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693948.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kalindi Vora, author

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