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The Resource Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang

Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang

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Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China
Title
Outsourced children
Title remainder
orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China
Statement of responsibility
Leslie K. Wang
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's no secret that tens of thousands of Chinese children have been adopted by American parents and that Western aid organizations have invested in helping orphans in China—but why have Chinese authorities allowed this exchange, and what does it reveal about processes of globalization? Countries that allow their vulnerable children to be cared for by outsiders are typically viewed as weaker global players. However, Leslie K. Wang argues that China has turned this notion on its head by outsourcing the care of its unwanted children to attract foreign resources and secure closer ties with Western nations. She demonstrates the two main ways that this "outsourced intimacy" operates as an ongoing transnational exchange: first, through the exportation of mostly healthy girls into Western homes via adoption, and second, through the subsequent importation of first-world actors, resources, and practices into orphanages to care for the mostly special needs youth left behind. Outsourced Children reveals the different care standards offered in Chinese state-run orphanages that were aided by Western humanitarian organizations. Wang explains how such transnational partnerships place marginalized children squarely at the intersection of public and private spheres, state and civil society, and local and global agendas. While Western societies view childhood as an innocent time, unaffected by politics, this book explores how children both symbolize and influence national futures. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Leslie K
Dewey number
362.7340951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1317
LC item number
.W36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Allgemeines Protestantisches Pfarr-Waisenhaus für Bayern diesseits des Rheins
  • Orphanages
  • Orphans
  • Abandoned children
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Children with disabilities
  • Abandoned children
  • Children with disabilities
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Orphanages
  • Orphans
  • China
  • Adoption
  • Behinderung
  • Kind
  • Nichtstaatliche Organisation
  • China
Label
Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : children and the politics of outsourced intimacy in China -- Relinquished children in an era of "high quality" -- From "missing girls" to America's sweethearts : adoption and the reversal of fortune for healthy Chinese daughters -- The West to the rescue? : outsourced intimacy in the tomorrow's children unit -- The limits of outsourced intimacy : contested logics of care at the Yongping Orphanage -- The new global market in special needs children -- Conclusion : retying the red thread
Control code
ocn940342330
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780804799010
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016007827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503600119
  • (OCoLC)940342330
Label
Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : children and the politics of outsourced intimacy in China -- Relinquished children in an era of "high quality" -- From "missing girls" to America's sweethearts : adoption and the reversal of fortune for healthy Chinese daughters -- The West to the rescue? : outsourced intimacy in the tomorrow's children unit -- The limits of outsourced intimacy : contested logics of care at the Yongping Orphanage -- The new global market in special needs children -- Conclusion : retying the red thread
Control code
ocn940342330
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780804799010
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016007827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503600119
  • (OCoLC)940342330

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