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Belonging in an Adopted World free pdf 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. Starting from the transformation of the abandoned child into an adoptable resource for nations that give and receive children in adoption, this volume examines the ramifications of such gifts, especially for families created through adoption and, later, the adopted adults themselves. Bolstered by an account of the author's own experience as an adoptive parent, and fully attuned to the contradictions of race that shape our complex forms of family, "Belonging in an Adopted World" explores the fictions that sustain adoptive kinship, ultimately exposing the vulnerability and contingency behind all human identity.

About Barbara Yngvesson

Barbara Yngvesson is professor of anthropology at Hampshire College, the author or coauthor of two previous volumes, and an associate editor at American Anthropologist.

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Author : Barbara Yngvesson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 01 June 2010
ISBN : 0226964477
EAN : 9780226964478
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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