Articles by

Nivedita Majumdar

Nivedita Majumdar teaches English at John Jay College, the City University of New York, and is author of the forthcoming The World in a Grain of Sand: Postcolonial Literature and Radical Universalism (London: Verso, 2021).

Labor, Love, and Capital

In Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, Sophie Lewis calls for a defense and generalization of surrogacy, not just as a form of labor rights, but as a prefigurative move toward abolishing the family. But Lewis’s recognition of surrogate labor is only partial, and a fuller appreciation of the issues involved would yield a much more ambivalent attitude toward the practice. Further, I suggest that the call to replace the family with communal child-rearing is not only dubious, but likely to do considerable harm.