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Orphanhood and the Conundrum of Humanitarian Intervention

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details the evolution of the global and national response to AIDS orphanhood and its unintended consequences. Drawing on critical humanitarian studies in order to examine the effects of ... More


Orphanhood and the Politics of Adoption in Uganda

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Despite a proliferation of orphans due to the AIDS pandemic, few African countries until recently have encouraged adoption—domestic or international—as a response. Though AIDS infection rates peaked ... More


Conclusion: Christianity, Race, Gender, and Family-Making

Soojin Chung

in Adopting for God: The Mission to Change America through Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479808847
eISBN:
9781479808861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808847.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

I conclude this book by arguing that although various actors used different methods, the adoption evangelists were united in the purpose of improving the condition of orphaned East Asian children ... More


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