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The Resource Legitimating life : adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology, Sonja van Wichelen

Legitimating life : adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology, Sonja van Wichelen

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Legitimating life : adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology
Title
Legitimating life
Title remainder
adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology
Statement of responsibility
Sonja van Wichelen
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Language
eng
Summary
The phenomenon of transnational adoption is changing in the age of globalization and biotechnology. In Legitimating Life, Sonja van Wichelen boldly describes how contemporary justifications of cross-border adoption navigate between child welfare, humanitarianism, family making, capitalism, science, and health. Focusing on contemporary institutional practices of adoption in the United States and the Netherlands, she traces how professionals, bureaucrats, lawyers, politicians, social workers, and experts legitimate a practice that became progressively controversial. Throughout the past few decades transnational adoption transformed from a humanitarian response to a means of making family. In this new manifestation, life becomes necessarily economized. While push and pull factors, demand and supply dynamics, and competition between agencies set the stage for the globalization of adoption, international conventions, scientific knowledge, and the language of human rights universalized the phenomenon. Van Wichelen argues that such technoscientific legitimations of a globalizing practice are rearticulating colonial logics of race and civilization. Yet, she also lets us see beyond the biopolitical project and into alternative ways of making kin
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DLC
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Wichelen, Sonja van
Dewey number
362.734
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.5
LC item number
.W53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medical anthropology: health, inequality, and social justice
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  • Intercountry adoption
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Familiensoziologie
  • Anthropologische Medizin
  • Verwandtschaft
  • Adoption
  • Reproduktionsmedizin
  • Internationales Familienrecht
  • Ausländisches Kind
  • Adoption
  • Vergleichende Forschung
  • Niederlande
  • USA
  • 70.10 multidisciplinary fields of interest in the social sciences
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Legitimating life : adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology, Sonja van Wichelen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology -- The ethical market: between reproduction and humanitarianism -- Double movements: international law as transparency device -- Valuing bodies: somatic ethics in the biomedicalization of adoption -- Grievable lives: the adoptee and the child migrant -- Economies of return: openness, knowledge, relations -- Conclusion: legitimating life
Control code
1029100516
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781978800526
Lccn
2018008421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029100516
Label
Legitimating life : adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology, Sonja van Wichelen
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
Introduction: adoption in the age of globalization and biotechnology -- The ethical market: between reproduction and humanitarianism -- Double movements: international law as transparency device -- Valuing bodies: somatic ethics in the biomedicalization of adoption -- Grievable lives: the adoptee and the child migrant -- Economies of return: openness, knowledge, relations -- Conclusion: legitimating life
Control code
1029100516
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781978800526
Lccn
2018008421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029100516

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