Adoption, Family and the Paradox of Origins : A Foucauldian History Hardback
by S. Sales
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life series
It is now over 20 years since 'open adoption' was first introduced, but it remains a controversial and contested part of social work practice.
This innovative and far ranging book sets out to understand why the practice of keeping adopted children in touch with their kinship origins is still so questioned in contemporary adoption work.
Written by an experienced practitioner in the field, this book applies, for the first time, Foucauldian methodology to analyze and understand adoption social work, making it essential reading for a wide audience in the social sciences.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 216 pages, IX, 216 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 25/01/2012
- Category: Sociology: family & relationships
- ISBN: 9780230276253
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