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

By Eleana J. Kim

Since the top of the Korean warfare, an expected 200,000 little ones 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 youngsters born within the aftermath of the warfare, the perform grew exponentially from the Sixties during the Eighties. on the peak of South Korea’s “economic miracle,” adoption turned an institutionalized approach of facing terrible and illegitimate little ones. lots of the adoptees have been raised with little publicity to Koreans or different Korean adoptees, yet as adults, via worldwide flows of verbal exchange, media, and go back and forth, they've got come into expanding touch with one another, Korean tradition, and the South Korean nation. 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 interesting ethnography, Eleana J. Kim examines the heritage 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 staff, NGO volunteers, adoptee activists, students, and reporters within the united states, Europe, and South Korea, in addition to on observations at foreign adoptee meetings, neighborhood association conferences, and government-sponsored motherland tours.

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