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The Imprint of Another Life

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Margaret Homans

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Adoption Narratives and Human Possibility
The Imprint of Another Life: Adoption Narratives and Human Possibility addresses a series of questions about common beliefs about adoption. Underlying these beliefs 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.Literary scholar Margaret Homans examines fiction making's special relationship to themes of adoption, an "as if" form of family making, fabricated or fictional instead of biological or "real." Adoption has tended to generate stories rather than uncover bedrock truths. Adoptive families are made, not born; in the words of novelist Jeanette Winterson, "adopted children are self-invented because we have to be." In attempting to recover their lost...
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  • ISBN: 9780472029310
  • Auteur: Margaret Homans
  • Uitgave: University of Michigan Press
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2013
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 58701697
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