Adopted Territory Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging /

An ethnography examining the history of Korean adoption to West, the emergence of a distinctive adoptee collective identity, and adoptee returns to Korea in relation to South Korean modernity and globalization.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Kim, Eleana Jean, 1971-
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Project Muse.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Durham [NC] ; London : Duke University Press, 2010. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE,
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: understanding transnational Korean adoption
  • "Waifs" and "orphans": the origins of Korean adoption
  • Adoptee kinship
  • Adoptee cultural citizenship
  • Public intimacies and private politics
  • Our adoptee, our alien: adoptees as specters of family and foreignness in global Korea
  • Made in Korea: adopted Koreans and native Koreans in the motherland
  • Beyond good and evil: the moral economies of children and their best interests in a global age.