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Imagining adoption : essays on literature and culture

Author: Marianne Novy
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Imagining adoption.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001018119
(OCoLC)45828681
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Novy
ISBN: 9780472024940 0472024949
OCLC Number: 297226542
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 316 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : Imagining adoption / Marianne Novy --
Adoption and the "improvement of the estate" in Trollope and Craik / Tess O'Toole --
Adoption in Silas Marner and Daniel Deronda / Marianne Novy --
Outlaws, outcasts, and orphans : the historical imagination and Anne of Green Gables / Beverly Crockett --
Redefining "real" motherhood : representations of adoptive mothers, 1900-1950 / Julie Berebitsky --
From Charlotte to the outposts of empire : troping adoption / Beverly Lyon Clark --
The immaculate deception : adoption in Albee's plays / Garry Leonard --
"I am your mother ; she was a carrying case" : adoption, class, and sexual orientation in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are not the only fruit / Margot Gayle Backus --
A junction of amends : Sandra McPherson's poetics of adoption / Jan VanStavern --
Adoption, identity, and voice : Jackie Kay's inventions of self / Nancy K. Gish --
Genealogy revised in Secrets and lies / Paris De Soto --
Natural bonds, legal boundaries : modes of persuasion in adoption rhetoric / Judith Modell --
"File it under 'L' for love child" : adoptive policies and practices in the Erdrich tetralogy / Jill R. Deans --
Adoption as national fantasy in Barbara Kingsolver's Pigs in heaven and Margaret Laurence's The diviners / Kristina Fagan --
Should whites adopt African American children? One family's phenomenological response / Martha Satz --
Incorporating the transnational adoptee / Claudia Castañeda.
Responsibility: edited by Marianne Novy.

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"A book on adoption that resonates with the contradictions, love, loss, power, symbolism, fantasy, pain, and joy that is adoption! This book is a treasure."

 
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