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Between colourblindness and ethnicisation: Transnational adoptees and race in a Swedish context

Publiceringsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 97-103
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Adoption & Fostering: the Quarterly Journal of British Agencies for Adoption & Fostering
Volym: 36
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: SAGE Publications Inc.


When and how are issues of race and ethnicity articulated

in the everyday lives of transnational adoptees in

Sweden? Which discursive and practical ambivalences

and conflicts do they provoke? What happens with issues

of race in a country where antiracist colourblindness is the

norm, and where there has been no debate on whether

whites should adopt children of colour? Based on an

analysis of interviews with transnational adoptees and

adoption-related documents, the paper examines how discursive conditions regarding race and ethnicity are negotiated in their daily



  • Social Work
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
  • practice
  • policy
  • Sweden
  • ethnicity
  • race
  • transnational adoption


  • ISSN: 0308-5759

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