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Adoption & Culture

Edited by Emily Hipchen, Brown University

Frequency: Semiannual

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

Winner of the 2019 Phoenix Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (Read the press release)          

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 Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.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.

Critical adoption studies scholarship explores multiple aspects of adoption’s intersection with culture including, but not limited to, scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, and film. Adoption scholars examine discourses of adoption in all its various ways, complicating the ways adoption engages with normative ideologies of identity, family, culture, race, gender, nation, and citizenship.

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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

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