The purpose of this ethnographic study is to investigate the ethno-racial identity construction and development of Chinese American adoptees. Through survey collection and narrative analysis this project seeks to add to the body of knowledge surrounding interracial and international adoption by specifically adding to the lack of adoptee's perspectives on the topic. The analyses may also illuminate the disjuncture between cultural identities and racial classification by illustrating how identities emerge from the individual navigation of institutionalized categories. The results of this research have the potential to provide benefits to the anthropological community and other academic disciplines by complementing the growing research on international and transracial adoption.
|Advisor:||Wilson, Robert S.|
|Commitee:||Quintiliani, Karen, Rousso-Schindler, Steven|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Ethnic studies, Individual & family studies, Asian Studies|
|Keywords:||Chinese American, Ethnic identity, International adoption, Racial identity, Transracial adoption|
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