Transnational Adoption

Sophie Charlotte Fløe Cruse Henriksen, Sigrid Storm Nielsen, Sofie Kirkegaard Nielsen & Viktoria Matilde Alsted Schütt

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt

Abstrakt

The purpose of this paper is to examine transnational adoption from a critical perspective. Through the descriptions of Mads Rosendahl Thomsen’s theory on testimonial literature, Nigel Edley’s theory on Subject Positions and Peggy Levitt & Nina Glick Schiller’s theory on ‘ways of being and belonging’ this paper analyses Maja Lee Langvad’s book Hun er vred. The purpose of the analysis is to examine how transnational adoption can affect the construction of an adoptee’s identity. Based on the analysis, transnational adoption practices are discussed regarding global power relations, such as uneven distribution of power and colonial assumptions. Furthermore, this is described in both a specific Danish context along with a wider societal global context. It is concluded that transnational adoption can affect the construction of an adoptee’s identity. The cultural division that the analysis shows is crucial to the adoptee both in the giving and receiving countries of the specific adoption.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2017
Antal sider52
VejledereKirsten Holst Petersen

Emneord

  • Transnational adoption
  • identitet
  • Subjektpositioner
  • Sydkorea
  • Globale magtforhold
  • Maja Lee Langvad
  • Vidnesbyrdlitteratur