By Hosu Kim
This publication illuminates the hidden historical past of South Korean beginning moms interested in the 60-year-long perform of transnational adoption. the writer offers a performance-based ethnography of maternity houses, a tv seek show,an net discussion board, and an oral historical past assortment to boost the concept that of digital mothering, a theoretical framework during which the start moms' studies of isolating from, after which reconnecting with, the kid, in addition to their painful,ambivalent narratives of adoption losses, are rendered, felt and registered. during this, the writer refuses a common concept of motherhood. Her critique of transnational adoption and its relentless results on beginning moms’ lives issues to the typical, normalized, gendered violence opposed to working-class, negative, unmarried moms in South Korea’s sleek geographical region improvement and illuminates the biopolitical features of transnational adoption in dealing with an "excess" inhabitants. at the same time, her inventive research unearths a counter-public, and counter-history, providing the collective grievances of beginning mothers.
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Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea: Virtual Mothering (Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture) by Hosu Kim