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The Resource Adopted women and biological fathers : re-imagining stories of origin and trauma, Elizabeth Hughes

Adopted women and biological fathers : re-imagining stories of origin and trauma, Elizabeth Hughes

Label
Adopted women and biological fathers : re-imagining stories of origin and trauma
Title
Adopted women and biological fathers
Title remainder
re-imagining stories of origin and trauma
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women{u2019}s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of adoption reunion. This book takes as its focus the narratives of 14 adopted women, as well as the partly fictionalised story of the author and examines their experiences of birth father reunion in an attempt to dissect the ways in which we understand adoptive female subjectivity through a psychosocial lens. Opening a space for thinking about the role of the discursively neglected biological father, this book exposes the enigmatic dimensions of this figure and how telling the relational story of 'reconciliation' might be used to complicate wider categories of subjective completeness, belonging, and truth. This book attempts to subvert the culturally normative unifying system of the mother-child bond, and prompts the reader to think about what the biological father might represent and how his role in relation to adoptive female subjects may be understood. This book will be essential reading for those in critical psychology, gender studies, narrative work, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as appealing to anyone interested in adoption issues and female subjectivity
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Hughes, Elizabeth
Dewey number
362.82/98
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875
LC item number
.H754 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women and psychology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoptees
  • Adoption
  • Birthfathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women
  • Adoptees
  • Adoption
  • Birthfathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women
  • Abstammung
  • Adoption
  • Frau
  • Herkunft
  • Identität
  • Leiblicher Vater
  • Tochter
  • Zusammenkunft
  • Adoptivkind
  • Trauma
Label
Adopted women and biological fathers : re-imagining stories of origin and trauma, Elizabeth Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
967387729
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 175 pages
Isbn
9781138691001
Lccn
2016042271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967387729
Label
Adopted women and biological fathers : re-imagining stories of origin and trauma, Elizabeth Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
967387729
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 175 pages
Isbn
9781138691001
Lccn
2016042271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967387729

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