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The Resource Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea : Virtual Mothering, by Hosu Kim, (electronic resource)

Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea : Virtual Mothering, by Hosu Kim, (electronic resource)

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Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea : Virtual Mothering
Title
Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea
Title remainder
Virtual Mothering
Statement of responsibility
by Hosu Kim
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book illuminates the hidden history of South Korean birth mothers involved in the 60-year-long practice of transnational adoption. The author presents a performance-based ethnography of maternity homes, a television search show, an internet forum, and an oral history collection to develop the concept of virtual mothering, a theoretical framework in which the birth mothers' experiences of separating from, and then reconnecting with, the child, as well as their painful,ambivalent narratives of adoption losses, are rendered, felt and registered. In this, the author refuses a universal notion of motherhood. Her critique of transnational adoption and its relentless effects on birth mothers’ lives points to the everyday, normalized, gendered violence against working-class, poor, single mothers in South Korea’s modern nation-state development and illuminates the biopolitical functions of transnational adoption in managing an "excess" population. Simultaneously, her creative analysis reveals a counter-public, and counter-history, proposing the collective grievances of birth mothers. .--
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Kim, Hosu
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non fiction
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
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  • Social sciences
  • Ethnography
Label
Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea : Virtual Mothering, by Hosu Kim, (electronic resource)
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978-1-137-53852-9
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Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 245 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137538529
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-53852-9
Other physical details
2 illustrations in color.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(OCoLC)961456586
Label
Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea : Virtual Mothering, by Hosu Kim, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53852-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-53852-9
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 245 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137538529
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-53852-9
Other physical details
2 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961456586

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