By Hosu Kim
This booklet illuminates the hidden historical past of South Korean beginning moms focused on the 60-year-long perform of transnational adoption. the writer provides a performance-based ethnography of maternity houses, a tv seek show,an net discussion board, and an oral historical past assortment to improve the idea that of digital mothering, a theoretical framework within which the beginning moms' studies of setting apart from, after which reconnecting with, the kid, in addition to their painful,ambivalent narratives of adoption losses, are rendered, felt and registered. during this, the writer refuses a common concept of motherhood. Her critique of transnational adoption and its relentless results on start moms’ lives issues to the standard, normalized, gendered violence opposed to working-class, terrible, unmarried moms in South Korea’s smooth geographical region improvement and illuminates the biopolitical services of transnational adoption in coping with an "excess" inhabitants. at the same time, her inventive research finds a counter-public, and counter-history, featuring the collective grievances of start mothers.
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