Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Global FamiliesA History of Asian International Adoption in America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814717226

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Introduction

Introduction

International Adoption Nation

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Global Families
Author(s):

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0001

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.

Keywords:   race, Asian international adoption, America, Minnesota, multiculturalism, foreign relations, immigration, labor, family formation, Asian children

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.