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positions (2021) 29 (3): 469–493.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Kathryn E. Goldfarb Abstract This article explores the legal norms and regulatory mechanisms in Japan that structure child welfare placement decisions, focusing specifically on the legal category of “parental rights.” It is suggested that the ways child welfare officers and caregivers understand...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and the latter including immediate, shorter-term devices. Operating in tandem with the legal system, parental strategies and tactics are structured directly in response to what the formal legal system supports and allows. Ranging from fathers picketing in front of their child's school, to mothers relying on ex...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Amy Brainer Abstract This article analyzes ways that legal and social understandings of kinship intersect for Taiwanese queer parents and prospective parents. Parents in this research experience varying degrees of legal and cultural intelligibility within the existing household registration system...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Daisy Deomampo This article explores the phenomenon of transnational reproduction, in which prospective parents travel across national boundaries in order to access assisted reproductive technologies. In particular, the author examines transnational egg donation as an “intimate industry,” focusing...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of “bad parenting,” in contrast to stories about children who, despite limitations or difficulties, manage to ascend to great heights thanks to “good parenting.” This article examines two well-known public stories that circulated in the early 2000s in relation to the reform movement known as suzhi jiaoyu...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...” (specifications) in order to increase their marketability. This article argues that the state and the family joined forces in order to help young people accept the deregulation of the labor market. While the state established an education market, parents (especially “manager moms”) contributed to the development...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
..., the traditional Chinese view of the ideal relationship between government and people is analogous to that which should exist between parents and children or between a shepherd and his flock. The actions of both parties should be in strict accordance with a moral code, under which the rulers of a society, who...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 637–658.
Published: 01 August 2013
... legitimation of imperial sovereignty itself. This would be the discourse on kinship, which allowed theorists to equate the sovereign with the parent. Coinage, then, like sovereignty, would appeal to the language of kinship, and in this way would be translated from base tokens of material profit into symbols...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
... rural villages in two provinces of Vietnam between March and December of 2012, this essay relies on the narratives of actors involved in the local industry, such as a wedding shop owner, a language trainer, and guesthouse owners, as well as interviews with local government representatives, parents...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Sharmila Rudrappa This article builds from the author's transnational fieldwork on surrogacy in India, based on interviews with seventy surrogate mothers, thirty-one egg donors, and twenty intended parents in the United States and Australia. The author's work on global surrogacy is embedded...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of lesbian co-mothers to secure vital legal guarantees for the families they create through intentional childbearing. As pioneers who have formed families in a legal vacuum, these parents harbor deep hopes for what law will offer but simultaneously doubt that legal reforms will guarantee the rights...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 389–421.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Ann Anagnost 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Scenes of Misrecognition: Maternal Citizenship in the Age of Transnational Adoption Ann Anagnost The Internet postings of some U.S. parents adopting infants from China make compelling reading...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
... a new adoption category of “Natural Birth Adoption” ( ch'in yangja 친양자) , in which the adoptee completely severs the parent-child relationship with the birth parents and forms a new complete parent-child tie with the adoptive parents. The adoptee thus is given the same legal status as a natural-born...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 5–50.
Published: 01 February 1999
... there is no other parent required in his parturition.8 In fact, as the final line suggests, this trope of oral birthing slides into saying that the law itself gives birth to the monk-son, making even Buddha body parts superfluous. As I argue below...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 453–468.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., across East Asia. From new household forms—including divorcees, single parents, adults living alone or with chosen kin, same-sex couples, and transnational marriages—to shifting ideologies of how families should be organized and kinship ties recognized, families have been at the center of substantial...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 498 Claims about parental un tness or unscrupulous traf ckers re ect a growing tendency in Vietnam to explain increasing class differences in terms of individual issues of morality, education, and “cultural level” (trình...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that the now four-­ year-­old child had been matched with a foreign family and was awaiting the arrival of her new adoptive parents. The newsletter rejoiced, “[Emma] is indeed one of our many miracles. Without the help of [her doctors...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 49–54.
Published: 01 February 2005
... parents’ names listed as donors of trees. It wasn’t that I didn’t know that my parents gave money for trees for the park, because positions 13:1 © 2005 by Duke University Press positions 13:1 Spring 2005 50...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 807–835.
Published: 01 November 2015
... many Cha Jung Hees. Cha Jung Hee is the name of the Korean girl whom Borshay Liem’s adoptive parents, the Borshays, were set to adopt. Right before the adoption, however, Cha Jung Hee disappeared from the orphan- age, presumably reclaimed...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 August 2009
... around the concept of “quality.” Thus chil- dren, parents, teachers, and state agents may all agree that raising children’s suzhi is important, but each group has different ideas of how this may best be done, and these differences reveal...