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Adoption in a Colorblind Society

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Publisher Comments:

Adoption in a Color-blind Society illustrates how the political economy of private domestic adoption intersects with the political economy of racism to generate quite different demands for infants and children of different races and how the private adoption arena responds to these demands. This book argues that rather than moving towards a color-blind democracy, we instead live in a context where race continues to matter substantially, particularly in arenas closest to home.

Book News Annotation:

After generations of always placing children with adoptive parents of the same race, agencies are now exercising policies built on the assumption that race no longer matters. However, after extensive study of chat rooms, adoption agency websites and other sources, Quiroz (policy studies and sociology, U. of Illinois at Chicago) has found the notion of color-blind adoption is false, and that certain children continue to be marginalized and treated as cheap commodities in the adoption marketing system. She explores the transracial adoption practices of white gay couples, the nonexplicit minority programs, the language of race on private agency websites, "race talk" in adoption forums online, and the enduring legacy of race as a primary identity from the beginnings of the eugenics movement to 2000. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742559424
Author:
Quiroz, Pamela Anne
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Adoption & Fostering
Subject:
Adoption -- United States.
Subject:
Interracial adoption -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Series:
Perspectives on a Multiracial America
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
139
Dimensions:
8.96x6.27x.46 in. .44 lbs.

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