The Politics of Adoption

The Politics of Adoption

Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

eBook - 2014
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'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,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780262323383
0262323389
9781306731034
1306731038
9780262027229
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Dusinberre, Deke - Translator

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