International Adoption Nation
This book examines the historical origins of the highly celebrated and deeply controversial Asian international adoption in America. Drawing on the author's experience living and teaching in Minnesota for six and a half years, it challenges the popular notion that adoption of Asian children in America is a progressive form of US multiculturalism on the one hand, or an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism on the other. The book instead argues that the history of international adoption in America as a history of race, foreign relations, immigration, labor, and intimacy as well as a unique yet increasingly normative type of family formation.
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