Adoption in a Colorblind Society (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

Adoption in a Colorblind Society (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

By: Pamela Anne Quiroz (author)Paperback

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Adoption in a Color-blind Society illustrates how the political economy of private domestic adoption intersects with the political economy of racism to generate quite different demands for infants and children of different races and how the private adoption arena responds to these demands. This book argues that rather than moving towards a color-blind democracy, we instead live in a context where race continues to matter substantially, particularly in arenas 'closest to home.'

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About Author

Pamela Anne Quiroz is associate professor of Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is also a research fellow at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Color-blind Racism in the U.S./ Color-Blind Individuals in Adoption Chapter 3 Racial Projects and the Changing Discourse of Adoption Chapter 4 Race Practice: The Dynamics of Race in Private Adoption Chapter 5 "Race Talk": Discussions in Adoption Forums Chapter 6 Transnational, Transracial, and MinorityAdoption and Public Policy

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/08/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780742559424
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780742559424
  • weight: 236
  • ISBN10: 0742559424

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