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Adoption & Culture

Edited by Emily Hipchen, University of West Georgia

Frequency: Semiannual

Print ISSN: 1944-4990
Electronic ISSN: 2574-2523

Call for Propsals for a Special Issue
VISUALIZING KINSHIP: POLITICS, CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES
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Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review

Adoption & Culture is the journal of The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (facebook page), which officially formed, through a constitution established in 1998, under the name The Alliance for the Study of Adoption, Identity, and Kinship. ASAC promotes understanding of the experience, institution, and cultural representation of domestic and transnational adoption and related practices such as fostering, assisted reproduction, LGBTQ+ families, and innovative kinship formations. ASAC considers adoptive kinship to include adoptees, first families, and adoptive kin. In its conferences, other gatherings, and publications ASAC provides a forum for discussion and knowledge creation about adoption and related topics through interdisciplinary, culture-based scholarly study and creative practice that consider many ways of perceiving, interpreting, and understanding adoption.

Subscription to the journal confers membership in the Alliance.

Adoption & Culture is available electronically through JSTOR

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Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. More information is available on the ASAC website.

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Editorial Board

Karen Balcom, History and Women’s Studies, McMaster University, Canada
Susan Bordo, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Kentucky
Cynthia Callahan, English, The Ohio State University, Mansfield
E. Wayne Carp, History, Pacific Lutheran University
Sara Dorow, Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada
Sally Haslanger, Philosophy and Women’s Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emily Hipchen, English, University of West Georgia
Ellen Herman, History, University of Oregon
Margaret Homans, English, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
Tobias Hübinette, Korean Studies, Multicultural Centre, Sweden
John McLeod, English, University of Leeds
Claudia Nelson, English, Texas A&M University
Marianne Novy, English and Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh, emerita
Joyce Maguire Pavao, Psychiatry, Harvard University
Pamela Anne Quiroz, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mary L. Shanley, Political Science and Women’s Studies, Vassar College
Carol Singley, English, American Studies, Women’s Studies, Rutgers University, Camden
Barbara Yngvesson, Anthropology, Hampshire College

Adoption & Culture
Volume 6 Issue 2
SPECIAL ISSUE: THE ENDS OF KOREAN ADOPTION

A Decade of Korean Adoption Studies
KIM PARK NELSON

Introducing the Ends of Adoption
ELEANA KIM and JAMES KYUNG-JIN LEE

An Adopter and the Ends of Adoption
JAMES KYUNG-JIN LEE

On Histories and Futures of International Adoption
CATHERINE CENIZA CHOY

Radical Imagination and the Solidarity Movement between Transnational Korean Adoptees and Unwed Mothers in South Korea
SHANNON BAE

Acts of Reparation: Korean Birth Mothers Travel the Road from Reunion and Reconciliation
HOSU KIM

From Contingent Beginnings to Multiple Ends: DNA Technologies and the Korean Adoptee ‘Cousin’
ELIZABETH KOPACZ

Danish Milk
METTE A. E. KIM-LARSEN

South Korea and Adoption’s Ends: Reexamining the Numbers and Historicizing Market Economies
KELLY CONDIT-SHRESTHA

Reviews

KIRA A. DONNELL, Review of To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption
by Arissa Oh

KIMBERLY McKEE, Review of Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line
by Elizabeth Raleigh

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