ISBN-10:
0226327604
ISBN-13:
9780226327600
Pub. Date:
12/01/2008
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

by Ellen Herman

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ISBN-13: 9780226327600
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ellen Herman is professor of history at the University of Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Family Making in an Age of Uncertainty

Part 1: Regulation and Interpretation, 1900–1945
1. The Perils of Money and Sentiment (and Custom, Accident, Impulse, Intuition, Common Sense, Faith, and Bad Blood)
2. Making Adoption Governable
3. Rules for Realness

Part 2: Standardization and Naturalization, 1930–1960
4.Matching and the Mirror of Nature
5.The Measure of Other People’s Children

Part 3: Difference and Damage, 1945–1975
6.Adoption Revolutions
7. The Difference Difference Makes
8. Damaged Children, Therapeutic Lives
 
Epilogue: Reckoning with Risk
Notes
Index

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