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International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Diana Marre and Laura Briggs


In the past two decades, transnational adoption has exploded in scope and significance, growing up along increasingly globalized economic relations and the development and improvement of reproductive technologies. A complex and understudied system, transnational adoption opens a window onto the relations between nations, the inequalities of the rich and the poor, and the history of race and racialization. Transnational adoption has been marked by the geographies of unequal power, as children move from poorer countries and families to wealthier ones, yet little work has been done to synthesize ... More

Keywords: transnational adoption, international relations, inequalities, race, racialization, unequal power, international adoptions, children of color

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814791011
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Marre, editor

Laura Briggs, editor

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