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International Adoption Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

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ISBN-10: 0814791026

ISBN-13: 9780814791028

Edition: 2009

Authors: Laura Briggs, Diana Marre

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Megan Seelyis a third wave feminist and activist. She was the youngest-ever elected president of California National Organization for Women, serving two terms from 2001 to 2005. An activist from a very young age she has been involved in community organizing and feminist activism on local, state, and national levels. She lives and teaches in northern California.Laura Briggs is Associate Professor and Department Head, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona.

Introduction: The Circulation of Children
Defining Reproduction: Law, Strangers, Family, Kin
The Movement of Children for International Adoption: Developments and Trends in Receiving States and States of Origin, 1998-2004
International Adoption: Lessons from Hawai'i
The Social Temporalities of Adoption and the Limits of Plenary Adoption
The Desire for Parenthood among Lesbians and Gay Men
Refiguring Kinship in the Space of Adoption
The Transnational Adoption of a Related Child in Quebec, Canada
Perspectives from Sending Countries
Baby-Bearing Storks: Brazilian Intermediaries in the Adoption Process
Transnational Connections and Dissenting Views: The Evolution of Child Placement Policies in Brazil
International Adoption in Russia: "Market," "Children for Organs," and "Precious" or "Bad" Genes
The Medicalization of Adoption in and from Peru
Children, Individuality, Family: Discussing Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Adoption in Lithuania
Experiences in Receiving Countries
"We Do Not Have Immigrant Children at This School, We Just Have Children Adopted from Abroad": Flexible Understandings of Children's "Origins"
Routes to the Roots: Toward an Anthropology of Genealogical Practices
Return Journeys and the Search for Roots: Contradictory Values Concerning Identity
Mothers for Others: Between Friendship and the Market
Seeking Sisters: Twinship and Kinship in an Age of Internet Miracles and DNA Technologies
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