Making Families Through Adoption

By Nancy E. Riley, Professor of Sociology
and Krista E. Van Vleet, Associate Professor of Anthropology

This text provides both a comprehensive look at adoption practices in the United States and in other cultures, providing insights into the practices and ideology of kinship and family.  The subject of adoption allows a window into discussions of what constitutes family or kin; the role of biological connectedness; oversight of parenting practices by the state; and the role of race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class in the building of families.

- From the back cover.



Model #: WBA206


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