The Resource Per alienus, per intimus : agency and the dialectics of identity in adoption, by Jonathan Telfer

Per alienus, per intimus : agency and the dialectics of identity in adoption, by Jonathan Telfer

Label
Per alienus, per intimus : agency and the dialectics of identity in adoption
Title
Per alienus, per intimus
Title remainder
agency and the dialectics of identity in adoption
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Telfer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the social dynamics of and interconnections between identity, relatedness and kinship. Argues that identity is fundamentally implicated in understandings of, conflict over and practices around relatedness and kinship. To study identity with regard to the exigencies of relatedness and kinship, uses adoption as an ethnographic and conceptual vehicle and argues that the cultural constructions and interplays between the biogenetic and the social in circumstances associated with adoption are both contextual and potent in relation to multifarious claims to and persuits of identity. Identity and questions of agency are understood as sites for creative struggles by individual agents, within a matrix of competing, often contradictory social forces, tendencies and processes
Cataloging source
SUA
Dewey number
155.2
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Dept. of Anthropology, 1999
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
Label
Per alienus, per intimus : agency and the dialectics of identity in adoption, by Jonathan Telfer
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 283-323
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • fro
Control code
000014547485
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
vi, 323 leaves
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23266569
System control number
  • jj23266569
  • (OCoLC)222434581

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