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Introduction

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the representations of transnational adoptees in South Korea in official discourses and media as well as the impact of adoptees on their birth families and on their birth country ... More


Holt International Summer School or Three-Week Re-Koreanization (1999–2004)

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how South Korean society undertakes symbolic actions to integrate international adoptees as an ambiguous group that stands in between cultures. Focusing on Holt Children's ... More


Shift in South Korean Policies toward Korean Adoptees (1954–Today)

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the shift in South Korean policies toward Korean adoptees and in public opinion about transnational adoption in the country since 1954. It begins by tracing the history of ... More


Everyday Encounters

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the construction of Korean adoptees as members of the all-encompassing diaspora in relation to everyday life when adoptees encounter South Koreans in the streets. Drawing on a ... More


Stratification and Homogeneity at the Korean Broadcasting System (2003)

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Korean adoptees are reintegrated in their birth country by focusing on the Korean Broadcasting System's television program Ach'im madang and its narrative on family ... More


Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Elise M. Prébin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

A great mobilization began in South Korea in the 1990s: adult transnational adoptees began to return to their birth country and meet for the first time with their birth parents—sometimes in televised ... More


National Reunification and Family Meetings

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the significance of the Korean War in the overall biography of South Korea's transnational adoptees and how television made it possible for transnational adoptees to be ... More


Management of Feelings

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the possible meanings of family meetings that do not lead to sustained relationships and why birth parents decide to meet their children even if their familial configuration is ... More


Conclusion

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book has explored a crucial aspect of the transnational adoption process: the moment of recognition and reaffirmation of ties between children and their birth families. It has shown how ... More


Routes to the Roots: Toward an Anthropology of Genealogical Practices

Caroline Legrand

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/9780814791011.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how the search for ancestral “roots” differs between transnational adoptees and the descendants of immigrants. Drawing on ethnographic data collected in France, Ireland, and ... More


Stories behind History

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relationship between birth parents and adopted children in the context of transnational adoption and the return of transnational adoptees in the birth parents' lives. ... More


Meeting the Lost and the Dead

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the similarities between feelings for the lost and feelings for the dead to show that the televised family meetings in South Korea between transnational adoptees and their birth ... More


Evolving Relationship with my Birth Family

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on her ongoing relationship with her birth family, from 1999 to the present, to illustrate the types of family that favorable conditions may allow, years after ... More


Meetings’ Aftermaths

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents ethnographies of first meetings between transnational adoptees and their birth families in South Korea via Ach'im madang, with particular emphasis on the outcomes of the family ... More


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