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Adoption : a brief social and cultural history / Peter Conn.

Conn, Peter J. (Author).


In this essential contribution to the current literature on adoption, Peter Conn seamlessly draws upon philosophy, history, literary criticism, and related fields to offer a fascinating narrative of the global history of adoption. By bringing an unprecedented historical perspective to bear on the subject, Conn advances our understanding of the role of the concept of 'culture' in attitudes toward international adoption and provides an enduring conceptual and historical framework for future research. This book is crucial to understanding the issues faced not only by the ever-growing number of adoptees in the United States, but also to the welfare of children the world over.

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  • ISBN: 9781137332202 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1137332204 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 161 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: What is Adoption? -- Doing what comes naturally -- Adoption's long and often surprising history -- Adoption in America -- Culture, nationalism, and intercountry adoption -- Imagining Adoption -- Index.
Subject: Adoption > History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 875 .C666 2013 30775305463003 General Collection Available -

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