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Birthing a Mother By Elly Teman

Birthing a Mother by Elly Teman

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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 relinquish any maternal claim to the baby even as intended mothers accomplish a transition to motherhood.

Birthing a Mother Summary

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self by Elly Teman

"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 groundbreaking analysis reveals that as surrogates psychologically and emotionally disengage from the fetus they carry, they develop a profound and lasting bond with the intended mother.

Birthing a Mother Reviews

"[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." -- Michele Pridmore-Brown Times Literary Supplement (TLS) "A great anthropological case study." -- Deborah Moon Jewish Review Of Books "Academic and well-researched, moving and sensitive." -- Judy Siegel-Itzkovich The Jerusalem Post "Teman offers us fascinating data, on a disturbing situation, in a deliberately uncritical way." -- Barbara Katz Rothman Sociology Of Health & Illness "Clear, engaging writing ... [Teman] presents the subject in a narrative form that keeps the reader excited to be turning pages." -- Robbie Davis-Floyd Birth: Issues In Perinatal Care

About Elly Teman

Elly Teman is a Research Fellow at the Penn Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of 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

Additional information

GOR010407276
Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self by Elly Teman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
2010-03-04
384
0520259645
9780520259645
N/A
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