Saturday, February 4, 2012

My first source this time is by a woman name Eleana Kim.  She wrote an article for "Anthropological Quarterly."  It was a book review that she did on a book called Belonging in an Adopted World: Race, Identity, and Transnational Adoption.  I found this article in the EBSCO database.  I think this source is credible because her references are all very solid.  She had to have looked into her references quite a bit in order to back up the parts she added to her review.  The journal is also from George Washington Institute for Ethnographic Research which I then looked into myself and discovered that it is indeed very credible.  This source is important for my topic because it also brings the idea of interracial adoption into play.  It shows a semi-different side to the issue and helps me to think about things I might not have before.  It also gives me a book that I can then go read and use for my research as well.

The author of this article starts out by talking about some questions that are raised throughout the book.  The author then goes on to say how the first half of the book is a complex exploration are produced in transnational adoption.  She then moves on to talk about Swedish and Indian social workers, Swedish adoptive parents, and adult Swedish adoptees from Colombia, Ethiopia, and India.  She tells of how the Swedish adoption rates were some of the highest in the world and that the reason they were so high is because it was done out of the idea of a humanitarian mission. The second half of the book focuses on more of the effects of transnational adoption the writer tells us.  It is concluded that this book would be a wise one to read if you were looking into adoption, specifically transnational adoption.

1 comment:

  1. Kudos to you for recognizing that you were looking at a book review and not a fully independent article. Many students don't notice that fact until I point it out. Since she adds her own references though and the review is extensive, this source is valuable all on its own, and like you pointed out, now you can go find the book if this was an area of the topic that you wished to explore in depth.

    I'm glad you recognized that talking about interracial adoption would be a new angle on the topic. I wish I could have seen you expand a little more on the statement that this source will help you "think about things you might not have before."

    This was a complex book review, and I saw you picking up on the author's overall structure. I'd like to see you "beef up" future summaries a little bit. In a source this long, I would not want to see you fully expand each section of the book; rather, I'd like to see you keep the same basic structure of the summary you already have, expanding the section most relevant to your research. In this case, you would expand the effects of transnational adoption since that is where the source touched on what individual children deal with.

    You have the idea of the basic summary structure; just expand as needed in the future.