Books

Elly Teman’s Birthing a Mother

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

University of California Press, 2010
384 pp.
US$ 21.95 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Lauren Schleicher, Wayne State University

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self is an ethnographic account of gestational surrogacy arrangements in a Jewish Israeli context. According to Teman, surrogacy as a topic has …

Books

Cassandra White’s An Uncertain Cure: Living with Leprosy in Brazil

An Uncertain Cure: Living with Leprosy in Brazil
Cassandra White
Rutgers University Press, 2009
224 pp.
US $23.95 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Lauren Schleicher, Wayne State University

An Uncertain Cure: Living with Leprosy in Brazil by Cassandra White is a thoughtful and well-detailed exploration of the possible reasons for the existence and continued spread of leprosy in Rio de Janeiro, which …