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Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption Across Race, Class, and Nation

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Family-making in America is in a state of flux—the ways people compose their families is changing, including those who choose to adopt. Broken Links, Enduring Ties is a groundbreaking comparative investigation of transnational and interracial adoptions in America. Linda Seligmann uncovers the impact of these adoptions over the last twenty years on the ideologies and cultural assumptions that Americans hold about families and how they are constituted. Seligmann explores whether or not new kinds of families and communities are emerging as a result of these adoptions, providing a compelling narrative on how adoptive families thrive and struggle to create lasting ties.

Seligmann observed and interviewed numerous adoptive parents and children, non-adoptive families, religious figures, teachers and administrators, and adoption brokers. The book uncovers that adoption—once wholly stigmatized—is now often embraced either as a romanticized mission of rescue or, conversely, as simply one among multiple ways to make a family.

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This groundbreaking book investigates comparatively how transnational and interracial adoptions are affecting the dynamics of family-making in America.

About the Author

Linda Seligmann is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate Programs in Anthropology at George Mason University. Her research and analysis has appeared in national newspapers and journals, including The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. She is the author of Between Reform and Revolution Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes, 1969-1991 (1995) and Women Traders in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares (2001).

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ISBN:
9780804786065
Author:
Seligmann, Linda J.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Seligmann, Linda
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Adoption and Foster Care
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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