The Politics of Adoption
Gender and the Making of French CitizenshipeBook - 2014
'The Politics of Adoption' argues that adoption is not a mere family question. It conveys a model of citizenship. Policies, jurisprudence, and social work define an ideal image of parenthood in the hope to better control the making of future citizens. In a context of laws and debates on bioethics, this model is more and more infused with representations of the fertile body. Adoptive parents are thus expected to behave as if they were biological parents.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, The MIT Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource