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The Social Temporalities of Adoption and the Limits of Plenary Adoption

Françoise-Romaine Ouellette

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes three temporal modes in the process of adoption: the length of the process of seeking and placing a child, the child's own development, and the cycle of genealogical ... More


Family Ambivalence: The Contested Terrain of Intercountry Adoption

Jacqueline Bhabha

in Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169101
eISBN:
9781400850167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169101.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines intercountry adoption and how it affects children moved from the “majority” to the “developed” world each year to become part of a new family. The assumption that children ... More


Transnational Connections and Dissenting Views: The Evolution of Child Placement Policies in Brazil

Claudia Fonseca

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at changing Brazilian policies toward international adoption as they developed through the complex interweaving of local and transnational influences. It suggests that adoption ... More


Refiguring Kinship in the Space of Adoption

Barbara Yngvesson

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests reconsidering the principle of plenary adoption that is currently enshrined in international conventions and adoption laws in most European–American nations. It examines both ... More


International Adoption: Lessons from Hawai’i

Judith Schachter

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws attention to the power of the state to define adoption and considers how families whose culture differs from that of the dominant society navigate the system in order to enact ... More


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