Making families through adoption
by Riley, Nancy.
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Making Families Through Adoption provides a comprehensive look at adoption practices both in the United States and in other cultures, and a general understanding of the practices and ideology of kinship and family. The subject of adoption allows a window into discussions of what constitutes family or kin, the role of biological connectedness, oversight of parenting practices by the state, and the role of race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic class in the building of families. While reviewing practices of and issues surrounding adoption, the authors highlight the ways these practices and discussions allow us greater insight into overall practices of kinship and family.
|Series||Contemporary family perspectives.|
-- United States.
Families -- United States.
|Publisher|| Thousand Oaks, Calif. :SAGE/Pine Forge,2012
Van Vleet, Krista E.,
xi, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-142) and index.
|ISBN||9781412998000 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
141299800X (pbk. : acid-free paper)