Adoption: A Brief Social and Cultural History

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"Conn's book is an important contribution to the literature on adoption. The historical material is extremely valuable, and is covered in great detail. Furthermore, the fluency of Conn's prose make this volume a pleasure to read." – Sally Haslanger, Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT, USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137332202
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 994,605
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Conn

Peter Conn is Vartan Gregorian Professor of English and Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. Doing What Comes Naturally
2. Adoption's Long and Often Surprising History
3. Adoption in America
4. Culture, Nationalism, and Intercountry Adoption
5. Imagining Adoption

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Flamingblood

    Pads in. "Heard about adopting? Im going to have my own kits but i think all kits deserve a mother." She meows looking for the owner of the adoption.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    I am interested in rping to vamp were wolf baby

    I am active

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Skie's Adoptable Warrior's!!

    Hey y'all! Sky here! I have some Adoptable's for you! But here are some Simple Rule's; <br>
    • You MUST post what cat you would like to be. Post in the NEXT book! <br>
    • This isnt' a Twolegs kittypet corner. These are Warrior Characters i have created. You post wich one you want and you ROLEPLAY Him/Her. <br>
    • Payment is; Join my Clan WarClan at 'Decree' Result one! <p>
    Hehe...anywho, let us begin. <br>
    •Kits; <br>
    TweetKit~ A small, Creamy brown furred shekit with Amber eyes. <br>
    SmallKit~ A Medium sized dark grey tabby tom with black stripes; Yellow eyes. <br>
    Shadekit~ Black tom kit with orange eyes; Twin of Smallkit. <br>
    Owlkit~ Tiny brown shekit with darker brown markings. Blue eyes. <p>
    • Apprentice's <br>
    Wirepaw~ A wirey furred tom with black and white fur. Green eyes. <br>
    BurntPaw~ Dark brown she cat with charcol colored paws. Odd colorless eyes. <br>
    Jaypaw~ A grey tabby shecat. Blue eyes. <br>
    Cloudpaw~ Fluffy white tom. Yelliw eyes. <br>
    Birdpaw~ Blind Tortishell shecat. Medicinecat Apprentice. <br>
    SpotPaw~ White tom. Black spots. Blue eyes. <p>
    • Warrior's <br>
    SpottedWhisk~ Calico Tom with green eyes. <br>
    TurtleShade~ Light grey shekit. Blue eyes. <br>
    NightFang~ Black tom. Orange eyes. <br>
    PitchFang~ NightFang's Twin. She Cat <br>
    TwirlFlower~ Orange fured shecat with blue eyes and white stripes. <br>
    RiverStep~ Dark Brown Tabby Tom. Sea~Blue eyes. <br>
    BlueFire~ RiverStep's Sister. Bluish colored fur. Yellow eyes. <p>
    • Bonus Cats <br>
    ShardStar~ Fierce Black tom. Burning violet eyes. <br>
    ShroudedStar~ White tom. Black ears. Grey eyes. <p>
    Enjoy ^~^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Daisykit

    I dont think Blindkit is active right now,Chi. She has not replyed since the 23rd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Chi

    Still here. Meow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Blindkit

    Blindkit turned her sightless eyes onto Daisykit "My parents didn't give me my name Blindkit you know..." she mewed. "I was adopted by thes two horrible cats, they treated me as if I was dirt" she mewed, dipping her head to her paws "They even named me after my blindness..." she murmured.

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