Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the by Eleana J. Kim

By Eleana J. Kim

Since the top of the Korean struggle, an envisioned 200,000 little ones from South Korea were followed into white households in North the USA, Europe, and Australia. whereas those transnational adoptions have been initiated as an emergency degree to discover houses for mixed-race young children born within the aftermath of the battle, the perform grew exponentially from the Sixties in the course of the Eighties. on the top of South Korea’s “economic miracle,” adoption turned an institutionalized means of facing negative and illegitimate childrens. lots 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 shuttle, they've got come into expanding touch with one another, Korean tradition, and the South Korean country. because the Nineteen Nineties, as Korean kids have persevered to go away to be followed within the West, more and more grownup adoptees were returning to Korea to hunt their cultural and organic origins. during this attention-grabbing ethnography, Eleana J. Kim examines the historical past 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 newshounds within the united states, Europe, and South Korea, in addition to on observations at overseas adoptee meetings, nearby association conferences, and government-sponsored motherland tours.

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