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The Resource Children and the politics of cultural belonging, Alice Hearst, Smith College

Children and the politics of cultural belonging, Alice Hearst, Smith College

Label
Children and the politics of cultural belonging
Title
Children and the politics of cultural belonging
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hearst, Smith College
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores the debate over communal and cultural belonging in three contexts: domestic transracial adoptions of non-American Indian children, the scope of tribal authority over American Indian children, and cultural and communal belonging for transnationally adopted children"--
  • "Providing families for children in need is unquestionably a worthy goal. Adoption conjures soft-focus images of abandoned and vulnerable innocents welcomed into families who can love and nurture them. People who choose to engage in stranger adoptions - adoptions that do not involve kin or stepparents - are typically motivated both by a desire to become a parent and by a wish to do good in the world. The families thus created are, in fact, miraculous, and these families often work hard not only to provide for a found and chosen child but to give back to the communities from which the child originated. The uplifting story of family creation enabled by adoption, however, tows a darker story of marginalization and loss in its wake. Historically, adoption in the United States was not simply about providing care for needy children; it was also explicitly driven by the desire to move children from unsuitable to suitable families"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hearst, Alice
Dewey number
306.874
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.64
LC item number
.H43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interracial adoption
  • Interethnic adoption
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Adopted children
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnicity
  • Indian foster children
  • LAW / Family Law / General
Label
Children and the politics of cultural belonging, Alice Hearst, Smith College
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.
Contents
Children, law, and belonging -- Community, identity, and the importance of belonging -- Rainbow dreams and domestic transracial adoption -- Reclaiming the diaspora and American Indian children -- Transnational adoption in a shifting world
Control code
783520978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781107017863
Lccn
2012012620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)783520978
Label
Children and the politics of cultural belonging, Alice Hearst, Smith College
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.
Contents
Children, law, and belonging -- Community, identity, and the importance of belonging -- Rainbow dreams and domestic transracial adoption -- Reclaiming the diaspora and American Indian children -- Transnational adoption in a shifting world
Control code
783520978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781107017863
Lccn
2012012620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)783520978

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