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The Resource Claiming others : transracial adoption and national belonging, Mark C. Jerng, (electronic book)

Claiming others : transracial adoption and national belonging, Mark C. Jerng, (electronic book)

Label
Claiming others : transracial adoption and national belonging
Title
Claiming others
Title remainder
transracial adoption and national belonging
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Jerng
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Transracial adoption has recently become a hotly contested subject of contemporary and critical concern, with scholars across the disciplines working to unravel its complex implications. In Claiming Others, Mark C. Jerng traces the practice of adoption to the early nineteenth century, revealing its surprising centrality to American literature, law, and social thought. Jerng considers how adoption makes us rethink the parent-child bond as central to issues of race and nationality, showing the ways adoption also speaks to broader questions about our history and identity. He analyzes adoption through a diverse set of texts, including the 1851 Massachusetts statute that established adoption as we understand it today, early adoption manuals, the New York Times blog Relative Choices, and the work of John Tanner, Lydia Maria Child, William Faulkner, Charles Chesnutt, Chang-rae Lee, and David Henry Hwang. Imaginative and social practices of transracial adoption have shaped major controversies, Jerng argues, from Native American removal to slavery to cold war expansionism in the twentieth century and the contemporary global market in children. As Claiming Others makes clear, understanding adoption is crucial not just to understanding the history between races in the United States, but also the meaning of emancipation and the role of family in nationhood"--Provided by publisher
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Jerng, Mark C
Dewey number
810.9/35254
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.I69
LC item number
J47 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Interracial adoption in literature
  • Adoption in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Interracial adoption
Label
Claiming others : transracial adoption and national belonging, Mark C. Jerng, (electronic book)
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Publication
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
Transracial adoption and the reproduction of personhood -- On the borders of kinship -- Competing logics of possession : unredeemed captives in the 1820s -- Unmanageable attachments : slavery, abolition, and the transformation of kinship -- The character of race : individuation and the institutionalization of adoption -- Between rights and needs -- The right to belong : legal norms, cultural origins, and adoptee identity -- Resisting recognition : narrating transracial adoptees as subjects -- Making family "look like real" : transracial adoption and the challenge to family
Control code
ocn698116874
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816669585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Claiming others : transracial adoption and national belonging, Mark C. Jerng, (electronic book)
Publication
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
Transracial adoption and the reproduction of personhood -- On the borders of kinship -- Competing logics of possession : unredeemed captives in the 1820s -- Unmanageable attachments : slavery, abolition, and the transformation of kinship -- The character of race : individuation and the institutionalization of adoption -- Between rights and needs -- The right to belong : legal norms, cultural origins, and adoptee identity -- Resisting recognition : narrating transracial adoptees as subjects -- Making family "look like real" : transracial adoption and the challenge to family
Control code
ocn698116874
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816669585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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