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The Resource 'Race', ethnicity and adoption, Derek Kirton

'Race', ethnicity and adoption, Derek Kirton

Label
'Race', ethnicity and adoption
Title
'Race', ethnicity and adoption
Statement of responsibility
Derek Kirton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book reviews the long running and often fierce controversy surrounding the adoption of black and minority ethnic children, either transracially into white families or into matched 'same race' placements. Through analysis of research and the writings of protagonists, the core concepts - namely the nature and salience of racial/ethnic identity, cultural heritage and dealing with racism - are explored and located within broader debates on 'race' and the family. The history of the controversy is set out in terms of the competing paradigms offered by liberalism and black radicalism, and more recent 'post-structuralist' influences. The author argues the need to see adoption (and especially that of black children) as inherently political and contested. While broadly supporting the case for 'same race' adoption, it is suggested that this must rest on acknowledgement of, and engagement with, social and psychological complexities, rather than their suppression beneath doctrinaire formulae." "'Race', Ethnicity and Adoption sets the issues in the wider context of a multiracial society and its politics, and will be of particular interest to social workers and child care professionals, but will also appeal more widely to students of sociology and social and public policy."--Jacket
  • "This book reviews the long running and often fierce controversy surrounding the adoption of black and minority ethnic children, either transracially into white families or into matched 'same race' placements. Through analysis of research and the writings of protagonists, the core concepts - namely the nature and salience of racial/ethnic identity, cultural heritage and dealing with racism - are explored and located within broader debates on 'race' and the family. The history of the controversy is set out in terms of the competing paradigms offered by liberalism and black radicalism, and more recent 'post-structuralist' influences. The author argues the need to see adoption (and especially that of black children) as inherently political and contested. While broadly supporting the case for 'same race' adoption, it is suggested that this must rest on acknowledgement of, and engagement with, social and psychological complexities, rather than their suppression beneath doctrinaire formulae." "'Race', Ethnicity and Adoption sets the issues in the wider context of a multiracial society and its politics, and will be of particular interest to social workers and child care professionals, but will also appeal more widely to students of sociology and social and public policy."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirton, Derek
Dewey number
362.73/4/0941
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.58.G7
LC item number
K57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race, health, and social care
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoption
  • Interracial adoption
  • Children of minorities
  • Racism
  • Ethnicity
  • Adoption
  • Interracial adoption
  • Children of minorities
  • Racism
  • Ethnicity
Label
'Race', ethnicity and adoption, Derek Kirton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-164) 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
  • 5.
  • 'Race', adoption and the child care system
  • 6.
  • Adapting a wider-angled view
  • 1.
  • 'Race', ethnicity and adoption in Britain -- a historical overview
  • 2.
  • liberal paradigm
  • 3.
  • black radical paradigm
  • 4.
  • post-modern challenge
Control code
41977295
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780335200030
Isbn Type
(hardbound)
Lccn
99041020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
'Race', ethnicity and adoption, Derek Kirton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-164) 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
  • 5.
  • 'Race', adoption and the child care system
  • 6.
  • Adapting a wider-angled view
  • 1.
  • 'Race', ethnicity and adoption in Britain -- a historical overview
  • 2.
  • liberal paradigm
  • 3.
  • black radical paradigm
  • 4.
  • post-modern challenge
Control code
41977295
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780335200030
Isbn Type
(hardbound)
Lccn
99041020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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