Birthing a Mother The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

ISBN-10: 0520259645
ISBN-13: 9780520259645
Edition: 2010
Authors: Elly Teman
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Description: Birthing a Motheris 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Birthing a Motheris 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. Teman shows how a potentially alienating experience for the surrogate becomes empowering and how the experience is transformed into a "hero's journey" through which they overcome very real personal obstacles with commitment and determination. The result is a book that demolishes the myth of the "womb for rent" and powerfully affirms a joint project in which one woman assists another, through sacrifice and instruction, to become-also-a mother.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Yael
Introduction
Dividing
Surrogate Selves and Embodied Others
The Body Map
Operationalizing the Body Map
Connecting
Intended Mothers and Maternal Intentions
The Shifting Body
Separating
Rites of Classification
The Surrogate's Gift
Redefining
The Surrogate's Mission
The Hero's Quest
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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