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Birthing a MotherThe Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self$
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Elly Teman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520259638

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001

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the Body Map

the Body Map

(p.54) Chapter 2 the Body Map
Birthing a Mother

Elly Teman

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the lines of demarcation—the body map—that surrogates inscribe on their bodies to define whose kin, motherhood, and nature are being cultivated during surrogacy. Surrogates engage in cognitive and bodily distancing practices that help them maintain these separations.

Keywords:   surrogates, bodies, kin, motherhood, nature, surrogacy

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