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The Resource Family matters : secrecy and disclosure in the history of adoption, E. Wayne Carp

Family matters : secrecy and disclosure in the history of adoption, E. Wayne Carp

Label
Family matters : secrecy and disclosure in the history of adoption
Title
Family matters
Title remainder
secrecy and disclosure in the history of adoption
Statement of responsibility
E. Wayne Carp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Family Matters cuts through the sealed records, changing policies, and conflicting agendas that have obscured the history of adoption in America and reveals how the practice and attitudes about it have evolved from colonial days to the present
  • Amid recent controversies over sealed adoption records and open adoption, it is ever more apparent that secrecy and disclosure are the defining issues in American adoptions - and these are also the central concerns of E. Wayne Carp's book. Mining a vast range of sources (including for the first time confidential case records of a twentieth-century adoption agency), Carp makes a startling discovery: openness, not secrecy, has been the norm in adoption for most of our history; sealed records were a post-World War II aberration, resulting from the convergence of several unusual cultural, demographic, and social trends
  • Pursuing this idea, Family Matters offers surprising insights into various notions that have affected the course of adoption, among them Americans' complex feelings about biological kinship versus socially constructed families; the stigma of adoption, used at times to promote both openness and secrecy; and, finally, suspect psychoanalytic concepts, such as "genealogical bewilderment," and bogus medical terms, such as "adopted child syndrome," that paint all parties to adoption as psychologically damaged
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carp, E. Wayne
Dewey number
362.73/4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.55
LC item number
.C38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoption
  • Open adoption
  • Adoptees
  • Birthparents
  • Family social work
  • Confidential communications
  • Adoption
  • Social Work
  • Parents biologiques
  • Adoptees
  • Adoption
  • Birthparents
  • Confidential communications
  • Family social work
  • Open adoption
  • United States
  • Adoptie
  • Geheimhouding
  • Gezinsrelaties
  • Adoption
  • Enfants adoptés
  • Service social familial
  • Secret professionnel
  • Adoption
  • Geschichte
  • USA
Label
Family matters : secrecy and disclosure in the history of adoption, E. Wayne Carp
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0b4a3-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of adoption -- The origins of adoption records -- When adoption was no secret -- The ephemeral age of secrecy -- The emergence of the Adoption Rights Movement -- The adoption records wars -- From open records to open adoption -- The prospects for adoption
Control code
ocm37608280
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780674001862
Lccn
97040023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37608280
  • (OCoLC)37608280
Label
Family matters : secrecy and disclosure in the history of adoption, E. Wayne Carp
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0b4a3-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of adoption -- The origins of adoption records -- When adoption was no secret -- The ephemeral age of secrecy -- The emergence of the Adoption Rights Movement -- The adoption records wars -- From open records to open adoption -- The prospects for adoption
Control code
ocm37608280
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780674001862
Lccn
97040023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37608280
  • (OCoLC)37608280

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