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Title Cross-cultural approaches to adoption / edited by Fiona Bowie.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, ©2004.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume).
Series European Association of Social Anthropologists
European Association of Social Anthropologists (Series)
Note "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This edited collection looks at diverse examples of child-rearing and adoption practices from across the globe, revealing some of the assumptions that lie beneath western childcare policy.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Glossary of anthropological terms; Kinship abbreviations and symbols; INTRODUCTION; Adoption and the circulation of children: a comparative perspective; Adopting a native child: an anthropologist's personal involvement in the field; Africa; 'The real parents are the foster parents': social parenthood among the Baatombu in Northern Benin; Fosterage and the politics of marriage and kinship in East Cameroon; Adoption practices among the pastoral Maasai of East Africa: enacting fertility; Asia and Oceania.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Adoption -- Cross-cultural studies.
Kinship -- Cross-cultural studies.
Families -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Added Author Bowie, Fiona.
Other Form: Print version: Cross-cultural approaches to adoption. 1st ed. London ; New York : Routledge, ©2004 0415303508 0415303516 (DLC) 2004004759 (OCoLC)54768112
ISBN 0203643704 (electronic bk.)
9780203643709 (electronic bk.)
0415303516 (Paper)
0415303508 (hardback ; alk. paper)