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The Resource Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America, Catherine Ceniza Choy

Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America, Catherine Ceniza Choy

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Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America
Title
Global families
Title remainder
a history of Asian international adoption in America
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Ceniza Choy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the last fifty years, transnational adoption--specifically, the adoption of Asian children--has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. In Global Families, Catherine Ceniza Choy unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States. Beginning with the post-World War II presence of the U.S. military in Asia, she reveals how mixed-race children born of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women and U.S. servicemen comprised one of the earliest groups of adoptive children. Based on extensive archival research, Global Families moves beyond one-dimensional portrayals of Asian international adoption as either a progressive form of U.S. multiculturalism or as an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism. Rather, Choy acknowledges the complexity of the phenomenon, illuminating both its radical possibilities of a world united across national, cultural, and racial divides through family formation and its strong potential for reinforcing the very racial and cultural hierarchies it sought to challenge. -- Publisher website
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DLC
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1969-
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Choy, Catherine Ceniza
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.5
LC item number
.C47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nation of newcomers : immigrant history as American history
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  • Intercountry adoption
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Adopted children
  • Adoption
  • Asian Americans
  • Adopted children
  • Adoption
  • Asian Americans
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Asia
  • United States
Label
Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America, Catherine Ceniza Choy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index
Contents
Race and rescue in early Asian international adoption history -- The Hong Kong project : Chinese international adoption in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s -- A world vision : the labor of Asian international adoption -- Global family making : narratives by and about adoptive families -- To make historical their own stories : adoptee narratives as Asian American history -- Conclusion : new geographies, historical legacies
Control code
844245322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 229 p.
Isbn
9781479892174
Lccn
2013016966
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)844245322
Label
Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America, Catherine Ceniza Choy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index
Contents
Race and rescue in early Asian international adoption history -- The Hong Kong project : Chinese international adoption in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s -- A world vision : the labor of Asian international adoption -- Global family making : narratives by and about adoptive families -- To make historical their own stories : adoptee narratives as Asian American history -- Conclusion : new geographies, historical legacies
Control code
844245322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 229 p.
Isbn
9781479892174
Lccn
2013016966
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)844245322

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