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Disrupting Kinship
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Kimberly McKee is an assistant professor of liberal studies at Grand Valley State University.

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"McKee's intersectional feminist perspective on the complexity of transnational adoption is crucial for broadening the practices of kinship so that adoptive families are not predetermined as the better and only future." --Journal of American Ethnic History
"In Disrupting Kinship, Kimberly McKee unpacks the macro and micro dimensions of adoption's impact on the lives of Korean adoptees, and charts the development of what she calls the transnational adoption industrial complex. Her book is required reading for its critical interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history of Korean international adoption and its legacy."--Catherine Ceniza Choy, author of Global Families: A History of Asian American Adoption in America
"Disrupting Kinship is a timely book that contextualizes the creation and history of the transnational adoption industrial complex and identifies many of adoption's effects and repercussions, systematically as well as individually. McKee skillfully connects the historical construction of adoption to contemporary issues through diverse interdisciplinary approaches." --Adoption and Culture
"McKee challenges the mainstream adoption narrative, which privileges notions of love and family by focusing on the rhetoric of child-saving rescue. . . . A welcome contribution to the study of Korean transnational adoption, especially through its engagement with the concepts of family, kinship, belonging, citizenship, and agency." --H-Net Reviews

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