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Author Perreau, Bruno.

Title The politics of adoption : gender and the making of French citizenship / Bruno Perreau ; translated by Deke Dusinberre
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Basic bioethics
Basic bioethics.
Contents The multiple meanings of adoption -- The legislative arena -- The jurisprudential forum -- Administering parenthood -- What approval means -- Mother country
Summary 'The Politics of Adoption' argues that adoption is not a mere family question. It conveys a model of citizenship. Policies, jurisprudence, and social work define an ideal image of parenthood in the hope to better control the making of future citizens. In a context of laws and debates on bioethics, this model is more and more infused with representations of the fertile body. Adoptive parents are thus expected to behave as if they were biological parents
Notes "This work originally appeared under the title Penser l'adoption, Presses Universitaires de France, 2012."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Adoption -- Government policy -- France.
Adoption -- Moral and ethical aspects -- France.
Form Electronic book
Author Dusinberre, Deke, translator
ISBN 0262323389 (electronic bk.)
1306731038 (electronic bk.)
9780262323383 (electronic bk.)
9781306731034 (electronic bk.)
(print)
Other Titles Penser l'adoption. English