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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... imaginary of the altruistic adoption process. This article analyzes how Trenka's stylistic choices, such as a musical and a stand-up comedy routine, capture many Korean adoptees' life experiences. Adoptees like Trenka use life-writing to express a doubled self and to give a platform to those who are rarely...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2005
... between adoptees and their parents; the question of how to cope with racial stereotyping and racial slur; the chasm between an Anglo-American family heritage and an alternative ethnic ancestral heritage and cultural background. Together, these narratives document a unique perspective on trans global...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the intersectional relationship among sexual rights, bodily integrity, and citizenship in the Jamaican context. Korean-born Jane Jeong Trenka came of age in rural Minnesota after she was adopted as an infant by white parents. In one of the few memoirs written from the perspective of a transnational adoptee, Trenka...