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The Resource The imprint of another life : adoption narratives and human possibility, Margaret Homans

The imprint of another life : adoption narratives and human possibility, Margaret Homans

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The imprint of another life : adoption narratives and human possibility
Title
The imprint of another life
Title remainder
adoption narratives and human possibility
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Homans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Imprint of Another Life: Adoption Narratives and Human Possibility addresses a series of questions about common beliefs about adoption. Underlying these beliefs is the assumption that human qualities are innate and intrinsic, an assumption often held by adoptees and their families, sometimes at great emotional cost. This book explores representations of adoption -- transracial, transnational, and domestic same-race adoption -- that reimagine human possibility by questioning this assumption and conceiving of alternatives
  • Literary scholar Margaret Homans examines fiction making's special relationship to themes of adoption, an "as if" form of family making, fabricated or fictional instead of biological or "real." Adoption has tended to generate stories rather than uncover bedrock truths. Adoptive families are made, not born; in the words of novelist Jeanette Winterson, "adopted children are self-invented because we have to be." In attempting to recover their lost histories and identities, adoptees create new stories about themselves. While some believe that adoptees cannot be whole unless they reconnect with their origins, others believe that privileging biology reaffirms hierarchies (such as those of race) that harm societies and individuals. Adoption is lived and represented through an irresolvable tension between belief in the innate nature of human traits and belief in their constructedness, contingency, and changeability. The book shows some of the ways in which literary creation, and a concept of adoption as a form of creativity, manages this tension
  • This book engages in debates within adoption studies, women's and gender studies, transnational studies, and ethnic studies; it will appeal to literary scholars and critics, including specialists in memoir or narrative theory, and to general readers interested in adoption and in race. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
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1952-
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Homans, Margaret
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Families in literature
  • Adoption in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Adoption in literature
  • American literature
  • Families in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
The imprint of another life : adoption narratives and human possibility, Margaret Homans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Money and love -- Searches and origins -- Marked bodies and identity -- "The mother who isn't one."
Control code
ocn856017199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029310
Lccn
2013006631
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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  • 509491
  • 22573/ctt1d6138b
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856017199
Label
The imprint of another life : adoption narratives and human possibility, Margaret Homans
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Money and love -- Searches and origins -- Marked bodies and identity -- "The mother who isn't one."
Control code
ocn856017199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029310
Lccn
2013006631
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 509491
  • 22573/ctt1d6138b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856017199

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