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Global families : a history of Asian international adoption in America

Author: Catherine Ceniza Choy
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Nation of newcomers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the last fifty years, transnational adoption--specifically, the adoption of Asian children--has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. In Global Families, Catherine Ceniza Choy unearths the little-known historical origins of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Ceniza Choy
ISBN: 9780814717226 0814717225 9781479892174 1479892173
OCLC Number: 844245322
Description: xv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Race and rescue in early Asian international adoption history --
The Hong Kong project: Chinese international adoption in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s --
A world vision : the labor of Asian international adoption --
Global family making : narratives by and about adoptive families --
To make historical their own storie : adoptee narratives as Asian American history --
Conclusion : new geographies, historical legacies.
Series Title: Nation of newcomers.
Responsibility: Catherine Ceniza Choy.


Moves beyond one-dimensional portrayals of Asian international adoption as either a progressive form of U.S. multiculturalism or as an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism.  Read more...
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"Concise, provocative, and utilizing expert resources, Choy's work greatly assists in the larger discussion of, and questions concerning, global family making and the points of view of the adoptees Read more...

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