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Birthing a mother the surrogate body and the pregnant self

Elly. Teman


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  • Title:
    Birthing a mother the surrogate body and the pregnant self
  • Author: Elly. Teman
  • Description: Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self; 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
    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 traces the processes by which surrogates relinquish any maternal claim to the baby even as intended mothers accomplish a complicated transition to motherhood. Teman's groundbrea
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (383 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-55615-0;ISBN 9786612556159;ISBN 0-520-94585-9
  • Subjects: Surrogate mothers -- Israel; Mothers -- Israel; Pregnancy -- Israel; Judaism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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