The Resource Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang, (ebook)

Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang, (ebook)

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Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China
Title
Outsourced children
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orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China
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Leslie K. Wang
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eng
Summary
It's no secret that tens of thousands of Chinese children have been adopted by American parents and that Western aid organizations have invested in helping orphans in China-but why have Chinese authorities allowed this exchange, and what does it reveal about processes of globalization? Countries that allow their vulnerable children to be cared for by outsiders are typically viewed as weaker global players. However, Leslie K. Wang argues that China has turned this notion on its head by outsourcing the care of its unwanted children to attract foreign resources and secure closer ties with Western nations. She demonstrates the two main ways that this "outsourced intimacy" operates as an ongoing transnational exchange: first, through the exportation of mostly healthy girls into Western homes via adoption, and second, through the subsequent importation of first-world actors, resources, and practices into orphanages to care for the mostly special needs youth left behind. Outsourced Children reveals the different care standards offered in Chinese state-run orphanages that were aided by Western humanitarian organizations. Wang explains how such transnational partnerships place marginalized children squarely at the intersection of public and private spheres, state and civil society, and local and global agendas. While Western societies view childhood as an innocent time, unaffected by politics, this book explores how children both symbolize and influence national futures
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Midwest
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Wang, Leslie K
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362.7340951
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Orphanages
  • Orphans
  • Abandoned children
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Children with disabilities
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adult
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Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang, (ebook)
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text
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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9781503600126
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891852
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remote
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11891852
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MWT11891852
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Outsourced children : orphanage care and adoption in globalizing China, Leslie K. Wang, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503600126
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891852
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891852
System control number
MWT11891852
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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