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Race In Transnational And Transracial Adoption

Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption PDF
Author: Vilna Bashi Treitler
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 1137275235
Size: 73.93 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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Race In Transnational And Transracial Adoption

by Vilna Bashi Treitler, Race In Transnational And Transracial Adoption Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Race In Transnational And Transracial Adoption books, When parents form families by reaching across social barriers to adopt children, where and how does race enter the adoption process? How do agencies, parents, and the adopted children themselves deal with issues of difference in adoption? This volume engages writers from both sides of the Atlantic to take a close look at these issues.



Transnational Adoption

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Author: Sara K. Dorow
Publisher: NYU Press
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 0814719724
Size: 60.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 331
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Transnational Adoption

by Sara K. Dorow, Transnational Adoption Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Transnational Adoption books, Each year, thousands of Chinese children, primarily abandoned infant girls, are adopted by Americans. Yet we know very little about the local and transnational processes that characterize this new migration. Transnational Adoption is a unique ethnographic study of China/U.S. adoption, the largest contemporary intercountry adoption program. Sara K. Dorow begins by situating the popularity of the China/U.S. adoption process within a broader history of immigration and adoption. She then follows the path of the adoption process: the institutions and bureaucracies in both China and the United States that prepare children and parents for each other; the stories and practices that legitimate them coming together as transnational families; the strains placed upon our common notions of what motherhood means; and ways in which parents then construct the cultural and racial identities of adopted children. Based on rich ethnographic evidence, including interviews with and observation of people on both sides of the Pacific—from orphanages, government officials, and adoption agencies to advocacy groups and adoptive families themselves—this is a fascinating look at the latest chapter in Chinese-American migration.



Constructing Transnational And Transracial Identity

Constructing Transnational and Transracial Identity PDF
Author: Sigalit Ben-Zion
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-11-26
ISBN: 1137472820
Size: 19.50 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 265
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Constructing Transnational And Transracial Identity

by Sigalit Ben-Zion, Constructing Transnational And Transracial Identity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Constructing Transnational And Transracial Identity books, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are home to more than 90,000 transnational adoptees of Scandinavian parents raised in a predominantly white environment. This ethnography provides a unique perspective on how these transracial adoptees conceptualize and construct their sense of identity along the intersection of ethnicity, family, and national lines.



Toward An Interrogation Of Power In Missiology Related To Transnational Transracial Adoption Of Children In The United States

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Author: Sheryl Jeanette Ryan
Publisher:
Release: 2015
ISBN:
Size: 23.67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Adoption
Languages : en
Pages : 460
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Toward An Interrogation Of Power In Missiology Related To Transnational Transracial Adoption Of Children In The United States

by Sheryl Jeanette Ryan, Toward An Interrogation Of Power In Missiology Related To Transnational Transracial Adoption Of Children In The United States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Toward An Interrogation Of Power In Missiology Related To Transnational Transracial Adoption Of Children In The United States books, In this study I propose and support the need for a missiology related to transnational, transracial adoption of children to include an integration of knowledge from the critical social sciences. This study has three goals: to describe how the transnational, transracial adoptive parents and adopted youth in the study demonstrate reproduction of or resistance to dominant understandings of childhood, race, and culture; to compare the findings related to childhood, race, and culture to current missiology of childhood; and to propose additional guiding principles for missiology specifically related to transnational, transracial adoption of children to the United States. The literature review includes the construction of a three part critical heuristic for use in the data analysis, and a discussion of current missiological thought regarding children. The critical heuristic includes elements from: the new sociology of childhood, critical adoption literature, colorblind racial ideology, and racial microaggression theory. The study is a qualitative cross-sectional analysis of transnational, transracial adoptive parents and adopted fourth and ninth grade youth. The primary method is focus groups that were conducted at a series of adoption culture camps. The findings indicate that while the adoptive parents and adopted youth both demonstrated elements of reproduction and resistance to dominant narratives related to childhood, race, and culture, there were notable differences between the groups. The parents more often endorsed socially dominant narratives related to childhood, race, and culture while the youth more often resisted dominant narratives related to childhood and race, but endorsed dominant narratives about culture. The proposed additional guiding principles for missiology related to transnational, transracial adoption emphasize that children are embedded within and impacted by specific social structures and dominant narratives in order to more accurately consider a whole child in her whole context from a faith perspective. The findings are significant for praxis in that they support both the use of a critical heuristic in missiology and engagement with the lived experiences of children to remove rather than impose barriers to faith.



Adoption And Multiculturalism

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Author: Jenny H Wills
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 0472074512
Size: 38.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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Adoption And Multiculturalism

by Jenny H Wills, Adoption And Multiculturalism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Adoption And Multiculturalism books, Adoption and Multiculturalism features the voices of international scholars reflecting transnational and transracial adoption and its relationship to notions of multiculturalism. The essays trouble common understandings about who is being adopted, who is adopting, and where these acts are taking place, challenging in fascinating ways the tidy master narrative of saviorhood and the concept of a monolithic Western receiving nation. Too often the presumption is that the adoptive and receiving country is one that celebrates racial and ethnic diversity, thus making it superior to the conservative and insular places from which adoptees arrive. The volume’s contributors subvert the often simplistic ways that multiculturalism is linked to transnational and transracial adoption and reveal how troubling multiculturalism in fact can be. The contributors represent a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and connections in relation to the adoption constellation, bringing perspectives from Europe (including Scandinavia), Canada, the United States, and Australia. The book brings together the various methodologies of literary criticism, history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural theory to demonstrate the multifarious and robust ways that adoption and multiculturalism might be studied and considered. Edited by three transnational and transracial adoptees, Adoption and Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific offers bold new scholarship that revises popular notions of transracial and transnational adoption as practice and phenomenon.



International Adoption In North American Literature And Culture

International Adoption in North American Literature and Culture PDF
Author: Mark Shackleton
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN: 3319599429
Size: 72.33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 306
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International Adoption In North American Literature And Culture

by Mark Shackleton, International Adoption In North American Literature And Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download International Adoption In North American Literature And Culture books, This book is about transnational and transracial adoption in North American culture. It asks: to what extent does the process of international adoption reflect imperious inequalities around the world; or can international adoption and the personal experiences of international adoptees today be seen more positively as what has been called the richness of “adoptive being”? The areas covered include Native North American adoption policies and the responses of Native North American writers themselves to these policies of assimilation. This might be termed “adoption from within.” “Adoption from without” (transnational adoption) is primarily dealt with in articles discussing Chinese and Korean adoptions in the US. The third section concerns such issues as the multiple forms that adoption can take, notions of adoption and identity, adoption and the family, and the problems of adoption.



Somebody S Children

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Author: Laura Briggs
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN: 9780822351474
Size: 79.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Somebody S Children

by Laura Briggs, Somebody S Children Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Somebody S Children books, In Somebody's Children, Laura Briggs examines the social and cultural forces—poverty, racism, economic inequality, and political violence—that have shaped transracial and transnational adoption in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. Focusing particularly on the experiences of those who have lost their children to adoption, Briggs analyzes the circumstances under which African American and Native mothers in the United States and indigenous and poor women in Latin America have felt pressed to give up their children for adoption or have lost them involuntarily. The dramatic expansion of transracial and transnational adoption since the 1950s, Briggs argues, was the result of specific and profound political and social changes, including the large-scale removal of Native children from their parents, the condemnation of single African American mothers in the context of the civil rights struggle, and the largely invented "crack babies" scare that inaugurated the dramatic withdrawal of benefits to poor mothers in the United States. In Guatemala, El Salvador, and Argentina, governments disappeared children during the Cold War and then imposed neoliberal economic regimes with U.S. support, making the circulation of children across national borders easy and often profitable. Concluding with an assessment of present-day controversies surrounding gay and lesbian adoptions and the struggles of immigrants fearful of losing their children to foster care, Briggs challenges celebratory or otherwise simplistic accounts of transracial and transnational adoption by revealing some of their unacknowledged causes and costs.



Choosing Ethnicity Negotiating Race

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Author: Mia Tuan
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Release: 2011-01-13
ISBN: 1610447069
Size: 77.63 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Choosing Ethnicity Negotiating Race

by Mia Tuan, Choosing Ethnicity Negotiating Race Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Choosing Ethnicity Negotiating Race books, Transnational adoption was once a rarity in the United States, but Americans have been choosing to adopt children from abroad with increasing frequency since the mid-twentieth century. Korean adoptees make up the largest share of international adoptions—25 percent of all children adopted from outside the United States—but they remain understudied among Asian American groups. What kind of identities do adoptees develop as members of American families and in a cultural climate that often views them as foreigners? Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race is the only study of this unique population to collect in-depth interviews with a multigenerational, random sample of adult Korean adoptees. The book examines how Korean adoptees form their social identities and compares them to native-born Asian Americans who are not adopted. How do American stereotypes influence the ways Korean adoptees identify themselves? Does the need to explore a Korean cultural identity—or the absence of this need—shift according to life stage or circumstance? In Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race, sixty-one adult Korean adoptees—representing different genders, social classes, and communities—reflect on early childhood, young adulthood, their current lives, and how they experience others’ perceptions of them. The authors find that most adoptees do not identify themselves strongly in ethnic terms, although they will at times identify as Korean or Asian American in order to deflect questions from outsiders about their cultural backgrounds. Indeed, Korean adoptees are far less likely than their non-adopted Asian American peers to explore their ethnic backgrounds by joining ethnic organizations or social networks. Adoptees who do not explore their ethnic identity early in life are less likely ever to do so—citing such causes as general aversion, lack of opportunity, or the personal insignificance of race, ethnicity, and adoption in their lives. Nonetheless, the choice of many adoptees not to identify as Korean or Asian American does not diminish the salience of racial stereotypes in their lives. Korean adoptees must continually navigate society’s assumptions about Asian Americans regardless of whether they chose to identify ethnically. Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race is a crucial examination of this little-studied American population and will make informative reading for adoptive families, adoption agencies, and policymakers. The authors demonstrate that while race is a social construct, its influence on daily life is real. This book provides an insightful analysis of how potent this influence can be—for transnational adoptees and all Americans.



Parenting In Transracial Adoption Real Questions And Real Answers

Parenting in Transracial Adoption  Real Questions and Real Answers PDF
Author: Jane Hoyt-Oliver Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN: 1440837031
Size: 18.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 171
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Parenting In Transracial Adoption Real Questions And Real Answers

by Jane Hoyt-Oliver Ph.D., Parenting In Transracial Adoption Real Questions And Real Answers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Parenting In Transracial Adoption Real Questions And Real Answers books, An essential resource for transracially adoptive parents and the professionals who serve them, this book offers practical strategies for helping a transracially adopted child through the challenges he or she may face. • Includes advice and questions for discussion and thought by parents considering transracial adoption; for parents already on the journey with older children, the authors examine racial identity development • Offers concrete strategies for parents parenting a child from a different race • Provides practical steps related to managing influences and opinions from within the extended family and the community • Suggests ways parents can learn from members of their child's racial community—and how to manage challenges that arise in transracial adoption situations • Shares the stories of three adults who were transracial adoptees as well as vignettes from (and interviews with) dozens of parents who were involved in transracial adoptions



Korean Adoptees And Transnational Adoption

Korean Adoptees and Transnational Adoption PDF
Author: Jessica Walton
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1351132296
Size: 15.86 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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Korean Adoptees And Transnational Adoption

by Jessica Walton, Korean Adoptees And Transnational Adoption Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Korean Adoptees And Transnational Adoption books, This book investigates the experiences of South Koreans adopted into Western families and the complexity of what it means to "feel identity" beyond what is written in official adoption files. Korean Adoptees and Transnational Adoption is based on ethnographic fieldwork in South Korea and interviews with adult Korean adoptees from the United States, Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Sweden. It seeks to probe beneath the surface of what is "known" and examines identity as an embodied process of making that which is "unknown" into something that can be meaningfully grasped and felt. Furthermore, drawing on the author’s own experiences as a transnational, transracial Korean adoptee, this book analyses the racial and cultural negotiations of "whiteness" and "Korean-ness" in the lives of adoptees and the blurriness which results in-between. Highlighting the role of memory and the body in the formation of identities, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Korean Studies, Ethnicity Studies and Anthropology as well as Asian culture and society more generally.