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By Eleana J. Kim

ISBN-10: 0822346834

ISBN-13: 9780822346838

ISBN-10: 0822346958

ISBN-13: 9780822346951

Since the tip of the Korean struggle, an expected 200,000 little ones from South Korea were followed into white households in North the United States, Europe, and Australia. whereas those transnational adoptions have been initiated as an emergency degree to discover houses for mixed-race young ones born within the aftermath of the conflict, the perform grew exponentially from the Sixties throughout the Nineteen Eighties. on the top of South Korea’s “economic miracle,” adoption grew to become an institutionalized approach of facing terrible and illegitimate teenagers. many of the adoptees have been raised with little publicity to Koreans or different Korean adoptees, yet as adults, via international flows of verbal exchange, media, and trip, they've got come into expanding touch with one another, Korean tradition, and the South Korean nation. because the Nineteen Nineties, as Korean young children have persevered to go away to be followed within the West, progressively more grownup adoptees were returning to Korea to hunt their cultural and organic origins. during this attention-grabbing ethnography, Eleana J. Kim examines the background of Korean adoption, the emergence of a particular adoptee collective identification, and adoptee returns to Korea when it comes to South Korean modernity and globalization. Kim attracts on interviews with grownup adoptees, social staff, NGO volunteers, adoptee activists, students, and reporters within the united states, Europe, and South Korea, in addition to on observations at foreign adoptee meetings, nearby association conferences, and government-sponsored motherland tours.

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