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Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South by Hosu Kim

By Hosu Kim

This booklet illuminates the hidden historical past of South Korean beginning moms considering the 60-year-long perform of transnational adoption. the writer offers a performance-based ethnography of maternity houses, a tv seek show,an net discussion board, and an oral background assortment to advance the idea that of digital mothering, a theoretical framework during which the beginning moms' reports of setting apart from, after which reconnecting with, the kid, in addition to their painful,ambivalent narratives of adoption losses, are rendered, felt and registered. during this, the writer refuses a common proposal of motherhood. Her critique of transnational adoption and its relentless results on delivery moms’ lives issues to the standard, normalized, gendered violence opposed to working-class, bad, unmarried moms in South Korea’s glossy geographical region improvement and illuminates the biopolitical capabilities of transnational adoption in dealing with an "excess" inhabitants. at the same time, her inventive research finds a counter-public, and counter-history, presenting the collective grievances of beginning mothers. 

                  

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