Eleana J. Kim's Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the PDF

By Eleana J. Kim

Since the tip of the Korean struggle, an predicted 200,000 youngsters from South Korea were followed into white households in North the US, Europe, and Australia. whereas those transnational adoptions have been initiated as an emergency degree to discover houses for mixed-race little ones born within the aftermath of the conflict, the perform grew exponentially from the Nineteen Sixties in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. on the peak of South Korea’s “economic miracle,” adoption grew to become an institutionalized means of facing terrible and illegitimate kids. lots of the adoptees have been raised with little publicity to Koreans or different Korean adoptees, yet as adults, via international flows of communique, media, and go back and forth, they've got come into expanding touch with one another, Korean tradition, and the South Korean kingdom. because the Nineties, as Korean young ones have endured to depart to be followed within the West, an increasing number of 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 id, and adoptee returns to Korea in terms of South Korean modernity and globalization. Kim attracts on interviews with grownup adoptees, social employees, NGO volunteers, adoptee activists, students, and newshounds within the united states, Europe, and South Korea, in addition to on observations at foreign adoptee meetings, local association conferences, and government-sponsored motherland tours.

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