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

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

Label
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.734
Illustrations
illustrations
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
Label
Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America. | Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America, Catherine Ceniza Choy
Authority link
http://lccn.loc.gov/2013016966
Publication
Copyright
Creator
Note
Print version:
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
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 storie : adoptee narratives as Asian American history -- Conclusion : new geographies, historical legacies
Control code
861536778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814717226
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861536778

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