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Adoption, identity, and kinship : the debate over sealed birth records, Katarina Wegar

Label
Adoption, identity, and kinship : the debate over sealed birth records
Title
Adoption, identity, and kinship
Title remainder
the debate over sealed birth records
Statement of responsibility
Katarina Wegar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this thoughtful book, sociologist Katarina Wegar offers a new perspective on adoption and the search debate, placing them within a social context. She argues that Americans who are embroiled in adoption controversies have failed to understand how much the debate, adoption research, and the experience of adoption itself are affected by persistent social beliefs that adopted children are different from and somehow inferior to children reared by their biological families. Wegar begins by considering the historical and legal development of adoption and of sealed-records policies, showing how kinship ideology, the helping professions, and gender issues intersect to frame adoption policies and the ongoing debate. Drawing on articles in social work and mental health journals, activist newsletters, and autobiographies by search activists, as well as on popular images of adoption portrayed in talk shows and other media, she analyzes the rhetoric to reveal the unconscious biases that exist. She concludes with a discussion of ways in which adoption reformers can avoid perpetuating harmful and confining images of those who participate in adoption
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wegar, Katarina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Adoption
  • Birthparents
  • Adoptees
  • Confidential communications
  • Registers of births, etc.
Label
Adoption, identity, and kinship : the debate over sealed birth records, Katarina Wegar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: adoption and the difference dilemma -- Adoption, inequality, and the law: the origins of the sealed records controversy -- Adoption research: trends and perspectives -- Debating sealed records: the social construction of search narratives -- Adoption in popular culture: similar yet different -- Conclusion: adoption in context
Control code
ocm47011384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585349992
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011384
Label
Adoption, identity, and kinship : the debate over sealed birth records, Katarina Wegar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: adoption and the difference dilemma -- Adoption, inequality, and the law: the origins of the sealed records controversy -- Adoption research: trends and perspectives -- Debating sealed records: the social construction of search narratives -- Adoption in popular culture: similar yet different -- Conclusion: adoption in context
Control code
ocm47011384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585349992
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011384

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