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Author Prébin, Elise.

Title Meeting once more : the Korean side of transnational adoption / Elise Prébin.

Published New York : New York University Press, [2013]


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 UniM Bail  362.734095195 PREB    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Contents Shift in South Korean policies toward Korean adoptees, 1954-today -- Everyday encounters -- Holt International Summer School or three-week re-Koreanization, 1999-2004 -- Stratification and homogeneity at Korean Broadcasting System, 2003 -- National reunification and family meetings -- Stories behind history -- Meetings' aftermaths -- Evolving relationship with my birth family -- Management of feelings -- Meeting the lost and the dead.
Summary A great mobilization began in South Korea in the 1990s: adult transnational adoptees began to return to their birth country and meet for the first time with their birth parents--sometimes in televised encounters that garnered high ratings. What makes the case of South Korea remarkable is the sheer scale of the activity that has taken place around the adult adoptees' return, and by extension, the national significance that has been accorded to these family meetings. (...) The volume offers a complex and fascinating contribuition to the study of new kinship models, migration, and the anthropology of media, as well as to the study of South Korea."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Intercountry adoption -- Korea (South)
Interracial adoption -- Korea (South)
Adoptees -- Korea (South) -- Identification.
ISBN 9780814760260 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0814760260 (hbk. : alk. paper)