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African American Families, Korean Black Children, and the Evolution of Transnational Race Rescue

Kori A. Graves

in A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479872329
eISBN:
9781479891276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In the immediate aftermath of the Korean War, African American soldiers’ families became a significant pool of adoptive families for Korean black children. Although child welfare officials had ... More


The New Family Ideal for Korean Black Adoption

Kori A. Graves

in A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479872329
eISBN:
9781479891276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Many of the African American non-military families that adopted Korean black children did not conform to the gender and race conventions that child welfare officials desired in adoptive families. ... More


US Aid Campaigns and the Korean Children’s Choir

Susie Woo

in Framed by War: Korean Children and Women at the Crossroads of US Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479889914
eISBN:
9781479845712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889914.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses upon US aid efforts spearheaded by nongovernmental agencies in wartime and postwar Korea. It examines the work of the Christian Children’s Fund, the American-Korean Foundation ... More


Producing Model Korean Adoptees

Susie Woo

in Framed by War: Korean Children and Women at the Crossroads of US Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479889914
eISBN:
9781479845712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889914.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter complicates popular visions of the model Korean adoptee. It begins by examining how the Immigration and Naturalization Service monitored which Korean children were fit for entry, and ... More


Caring about Culture

Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim

in Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768976
eISBN:
9780814771983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores how adult children of Korean immigrants view their cultural identity and practice cultural traditions while also reclaiming and re-making their culture and interpreting it in ... More


Are female part-time workers dualised in South Korea? Institutional structures and employment conditions of South Korean female part-time jobs

Min Young Song and Sophia Seung-yoon Lee

in Dualisation of Part-Time Work: The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348603
eISBN:
9781447348658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Korean government has encouraged married women to take a part-time job since the 2010s. Under the strong influence of the labour market flexibility policy, however, most part-time jobs have been ... More


Normalizing the Adopted Child

Soojin Pate

in From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Drawing on Holt Adoption Program newsletters, along with administrative files and letters from other adoption agencies from the 1950s and 1960s, this chapter argues that the orphanage became a site ... More


Miltarized Humanitarianism: Rethinking the Emergence of Korean Adoption

Soojin Pate

in From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that taking care of South Korea’s children during and immediately after the Korean War strengthened neocolonial relations between the United States and South Korea. Soldiers ... More


From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

SooJin Pate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since the 1950s, more than 100,000 Korean children have been adopted by predominantly white Americans; they were orphans of the Korean War, or so the story went. But begin the story earlier, as this ... More


Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families

Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768976
eISBN:
9780814771983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and ... More


Race and Power in Transracial and Transnational Adoption: Historical Legacies, Current Issues, and Future Challenges

JaeRan Kim

in The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479801404
eISBN:
9781479801435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801404.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores how power and privilege based on race, gender, economics, and disability shape the narrative of what is in the “best interest of the child” in the intimate sphere of family ... More


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