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Adoption and Fostering


Alber, Erdmute ; Martin, Jeannett:
Adoption and Fostering.
In: Callan, Hilary (Hrsg.): The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. - Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc , 2018 . - S. 1-6
ISBN 978-0-470-65722-5
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1922


This entry offers an overview and critical account of adoption and fostering. It delineates the worldwide evidence and variability of these phenomena, as well as the limits of the analytical concepts. It summarizes various theoretical approaches toward child fostering and adoption and outlines the current research. It questions the distinction drawn in the research between child fostering, mainly related to practices in “traditional,” “non‐Western” societies, and adoption, mainly related to “modern,” “Western” societies. The authors conclude that fostering and adoption as lived practices will not cease to exist, while models of parenthood are being questioned and reinterpreted all over the world.

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Publikationsform: Lexikonartikel
Keywords: Adoption; child fostering; children; kinship and social organization; parenting; social and cultural anthropology
Institutionen der Universität: Fakultäten > Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Lehrstuhl Sozialanthropologie > Lehrstuhl Sozialanthropologie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber
Fakultäten > Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fakultäten > Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Lehrstuhl Sozialanthropologie
Titel an der UBT entstanden: Ja
Themengebiete aus DDC: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Eingestellt am: 07 Nov 2018 07:33
Letzte Änderung: 07 Nov 2018 07:33
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46240