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International Adoption free pdf In the past two decades, transnational adoption has exploded in scope and significance, growing up along increasingly globalized economic relations and the development and improvement of reproductive technologies. A complex and understudied system, transnational adoption opens a window onto the relations between nations, the inequalities of the rich and the poor, and the history of race and racialization, Transnational adoption has been marked by the geographies of unequal power, as children move from poorer countries and families to wealthier ones, yet little work has been done to synthesize its complex and sometimes contradictory effects. Rather than focusing only on the United States, as much previous work on the topic does, International Adoption considers the perspectives of a number of sending countries as well as other receiving countries, particularly in Europe. The book also reminds us that the U.S. also sends children into international adoptions-particularly children of color. The book thus complicates the standard scholarly treatment of the subject, which tends to focus on the tensions between those who argue that transnational adoption is an outgrowth of American wealth, power, and military might (as well as a rejection of adoption from domestic foster care) and those who maintain that it is about a desire to help children in need.

About Laura Briggs

Diana Marre is Senior Researcher in Social Anthropology at the Instituto de Infancia y Mundo Urbano in Barcelona. She is co-editor of La Adopcion y el Acogimiento. Laura Briggs is Associate Professor and Department Head, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona.

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Author : Laura Briggs
Publisher : New York University Press
Data Published : 01 July 2009
ISBN : 0814791026
EAN : 9780814791028
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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