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Title Belonging in an adopted world : race, identity, and transnational adoption / Barbara Yngvesson
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Series The Chicago series in law and society
Chicago series in law and society.
Contents Acknowledgments -- A Letter -- Prologue -- 1. The Safehouse of Identity -- 2. The Only Thing We Can Give Away Is Children -- 3. National Resources -- 4. A Child of Any Color -- 5. Early Disturbances -- 6. The Body within the Body -- 7. Return -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary Since the early 1990s, transnational adoptions have increased at an astonishing rate, not only in the United States, but worldwide. In Belonging in an Adopted World, Barbara Yngvesson offers a penetrating exploration of the consequences and implications of this unprecedented movement of children, usually from poor nations to the affluent West. Yngvesson illuminates how the politics of adoption policy has profoundly affected the families, nations, and children involved in this new form of social and economic migration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Intercountry adoption -- Law and legislation.
Intercountry adoption -- India.
Intercountry adoption -- Sweden.
Intercountry adoption.
Interethnic adoption.
Interracial adoption.
Form Electronic book
Author Yngvesson, Barbara, 1941-
ISBN 0226964485 (electronic bk.)
9780226964485 (electronic bk.)