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The Resource Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption : The De-Kinning of First Mothers, by Riitta Högbacka, (electronic resource)

Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption : The De-Kinning of First Mothers, by Riitta Högbacka, (electronic resource)

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Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption : The De-Kinning of First Mothers
Title
Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption
Title remainder
The De-Kinning of First Mothers
Statement of responsibility
by Riitta Högbacka
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book looks at the simultaneous processes of making and un-making of families that are part of the adoption practice. Whereas most studies on transnational adoption concentrate on the adoptive family, the author identifies not only the happy occasion when a family gains a child, but also the sorrow and loss of the child to its family of origin. Situating transnational adoption in the context of the Global North-South divide, Högbacka investigates the devastating effects of unequal life chances and asymmetrical power relations on the adoption process and on the mothers whose children are adopted. Based on unique primary material gathered in in-depth interviews with South African families of origin and Finnish adoptive families, the book investigates the decision-making processes of both sets of parents and the encounters between them. The first mothers’ narratives are juxtaposed with those of the adopters and of the adoption social workers who act on the principles of the wider adoption system. Concluding with a critique of the Global Northism that exemplifies current practices, Högbacka sketches the contours of a more just approach to transnational adoption that would shatter rather than perpetuate inequality. The book can also be read as an exposé of the consequences of current inequalities for poor families. Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption will be of interest to students and scholars of adoption studies, family and kinship, sociology, anthropology, social work and development. .--
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Högbacka, Riitta
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  • Social sciences
  • Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Social groups
  • Families
  • Families
Label
Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption : The De-Kinning of First Mothers, by Riitta Högbacka, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1. Introduction: the global in the family -- 2. Adoption and family in the Global North and South -- 3. The making of the adoptive family: choosing family -- 4. The un-making of the family of origin: adoption social workers as intermediaries -- 5. First mothers’ stunted choices -- 6. Inequality among first mothers: the power of resources -- 7. Re-making family: the struggle over belonging -- 8. Contact over time -- 9. Conclusion: re-kinning first mothers
Control code
978-1-137-52476-8
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 282 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
Isbn
9781137524768
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-52476-8
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974635256
Label
Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption : The De-Kinning of First Mothers, by Riitta Högbacka, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52476-8
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
Contents
1. Introduction: the global in the family -- 2. Adoption and family in the Global North and South -- 3. The making of the adoptive family: choosing family -- 4. The un-making of the family of origin: adoption social workers as intermediaries -- 5. First mothers’ stunted choices -- 6. Inequality among first mothers: the power of resources -- 7. Re-making family: the struggle over belonging -- 8. Contact over time -- 9. Conclusion: re-kinning first mothers
Control code
978-1-137-52476-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 282 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
9781137524768
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-52476-8
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974635256

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