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The Metaphor Of An Adopted Body


Writers of PhDs have a unique, personal and in-depth relationship

with their subject matter, which develops over a number of years.

What happens when life intrudes so much into the reading and

writing ...

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Writers of PhDs have a unique, personal and in-depth relationship

with their subject matter, which develops over a number of years.

What happens when life intrudes so much into the reading and

writing that it takes over the subject matter, so that the original

struggle for objective scholarship threatens to become subsumed in

emotion and self-discovery? The supervisor can do worse than guide

their student towards the genre of life writing,

within which a

flourishing of sub-genres may be accommodating to such a

journey. For an Australian closed-records adoptee caught up in the

reunion processes sparked by the 1990 changes to the Adoption

Act, critical readings of Peter Carey, Janette Turner Hospital and Luke

Davies developed into the invention of the Adopted Body, the

Subject Adoptee and a new way of seeing: ado/aptive reading and

writing. Perhaps in the field of ado/aptive theory,

the stolen

generations, inter-country adoptees and the white closed-record

adoptees of Australia can re-invent themselves,

develop their

identities and create a genre of academic theory unique to Australia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783639146721
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag
  • Publication date: 4/17/2009
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 0.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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