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Koreans, Americans, or Korean-Americans: Transnational Adoptees as Invisible Asians, a Book Review
The book, Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism, explores the personal narratives and histories of adult adoptees who were born between 1949 and 1983 and who were adopted from Korea by White parents. Using oral history ethnography, Nelson (2016) seeks to correct, complicate, and contribute to current discussions about transnational adoptions. In this book review, the author provides an overview, a personal reflection, and recommendations for potential audiences of this book.
Korean Adoptees, Transnational Adoption, Identity, Racial Exceptionalism, Contact Zone, Oral History Ethnography, Post-Colonial Theory
A special thanks to Dr. Kathy Roulston from the University of Georgia for her continuous mentoring, feedback, education, and encouragement.
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Recommended APA Citation
Qiu, T. (2018). Koreans, Americans, or Korean-Americans: Transnational Adoptees as Invisible Asians, a Book Review. The Qualitative Report, 23(7), 1717-1719. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3618
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