BOOK REVIEW Mothers on the Move: Reproducing partners, are pregnant, give birth, and care Belonging between Africa and Europe. for children. Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Chicago: The book is informed by the author’s University of Chicago Press, 2016, 243 pp. more than three decades of research about Cameroonian motherhood. In three Bernhard Hadolt interlinked research projects, Feldman- University of Vienna Savelsberg followed mothers and their reproductive lives from a Bamiléké Mothers on the Move brings together two kingdom in the countryside of the fields of research that usually are Cameroonian Grassfields during the mid- discussed without much connection to 1980s, to Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital city each other: migration and reproduction. during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and By following Cameroonian mothers in finally to Berlin in 2010–2011. This last their efforts to forge families as they move project is the source of most of the data for back and forth between Cameroon and this volume. The book’s empirical richness Germany as students, spouses, and is one of its main assets. workers, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg Feldman-Savelsberg centers her analysis brings into focus migration and on the stories of about 30 mothers. She reproduction as spheres of equal followed them to various events
Medical Anthropology Quarterly – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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