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HIST 4466 Adoption and Kinship in America (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

In this class we will examine ideas of family and kinship by studying the history of adoption and family-making in the United States. How have Americans defined and enacted family and kinship? What is the relationship between these ideas and concepts of race, culture, class, gender, nation, rights, citizenship and identity? What do American practices of adoption tell us about how these concepts have changed over time? This course covers the period from the late 19th century to the late 20th century and examines policies, cultural representations, experiences and controversies through a variety of sources.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Arissa Oh

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-18