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Claiming others : transracial adoption and national belonging

Author: Mark C Jerng
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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"Transracial adoption has recently become a hotly contested subject of contemporary and critical concern, with scholars across the disciplines working to unravel its complex implications. In Claiming Others, Mark C. Jerng traces the practice of adoption to the early nineteenth century, revealing its surprising centrality to American literature, law, and social thought. Jerng considers how adoption makes us rethink  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jerng, Mark C.
Claiming others.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010031953
(OCoLC)617508635
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Jerng
ISBN: 9780816675166 0816675163
OCLC Number: 698116874
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 306 pages)
Contents: Transracial adoption and the reproduction of personhood --
On the borders of kinship --
Competing logics of possession : unredeemed captives in the 1820s --
Unmanageable attachments : slavery, abolition, and the transformation of kinship --
The character of race : individuation and the institutionalization of adoption --
Between rights and needs --
The right to belong : legal norms, cultural origins, and adoptee identity --
Resisting recognition : narrating transracial adoptees as subjects --
Making family "look like real" : transracial adoption and the challenge to family.
Responsibility: Mark C. Jerng.

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How transracial adoption and its history changes the way we see family, nation, and race.  Read more...

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