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ERIC Number: EJ550931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1092-6755
"Kinship with Strangers: Adoption and Interpretations of Kinship in American Culture" by Judith S. Modell. [Book Review].
Schmid, Karen
Adoption Quarterly, v1 n1 p83-84 1997
Notes Modell's examination of complexities of adoption from the perspectives of birthparents, adoptive parents, and adoptees, using lenses of kinship theory and symbolism, particularly blood as the central symbol of kinship in western cultures. Argues that as an anthropological study, Modell's work does not explicitly draw implications for practice, but does expose tensions in western ideas of kinship. (EV)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States