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Birthing a mother : the surrogate body and the pregnant self

Author: Elly Teman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birthing a Mother is the first ethnography to probe the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. In this beautifully written and insightful book, Elly Teman shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on anthropological fieldwork among Jewish Israeli women, interspersed with cross-cultural perspectives of surrogacy in the global context, Teman  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elly Teman
ISBN: 9780520259638 0520259637 9780520259645 0520259645
OCLC Number: 759930481
Description: xx, 361 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue: Yael Introduction Part One: Dividing 1. Surrogate Selves and Embodied Others 2. The Body Map 3. Operationalizing the Body Map Part Two: Connecting 4. Intended Mothers and Maternal Intentions 5. The Shifting Body Part Three: Separating 6. Rites of Classification 7. The Surrogate's Gift Part Four: Redefining 8. The Surrogate's Mission 9. The Hero's Quest Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
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Probes the experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. This book shows how surrogates and intended mothers negotiate their cooperative endeavor. It traces the processes by which surrogates  Read more...

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"[A] thoughtful ethnography, possessing fluid yet technical writing that reads like a page-turning novel." Practical Matters "Teman does a superb job ... and in places her book reads like a novel." Read more...

 
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