The Imprint of Another Life: Adoption Narratives and Human Possibility (Hardback)Margaret Homans (author)
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Underlying common beliefs about adoption, argues Margaret Homans, is the assumption that human qualities are innate and intrinsic, an assumption often held by adoptees and their families, sometimes at great emotional cost. This book explores representations of adoption-transracial, transnational, and domestic same-race adoption-that reimagine human possibility by questioning this assumption and conceiving of alternatives. The author explores a wide variety of works ranging from Silas Marner to Disney's Mulan, including fiction, memoir, drama, documentary films, advice manuals, social science writing, and interviews, to shed light on these questions.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
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