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Adoption in the Digital Age

Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century

Authors: Samuels, Julie

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  • Examines emerging tensions as a result of the use of social media in adoptive families in the UK, US and across the world
  • Analyses the use of popular media and as a narrative tool
  • Assesses the implications for family policy and social work practice
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Adoption in the Digital Age explores the transformation of adoption due to social and digital media technologies. The most prolific of these changes can be seen within contact arrangements, particularly those that are not managed by an intermediary, between adopted minors and their biological kin. Within this shift, it becomes clear that this often-breached contact arrangement lends itself towards discussions about further openness within adoption. At the same time these technologies continue to document the way adopted individuals and their biological kin feel about themselves and each other. It is for these reasons that the Internet remains both a promise and threat. Samuels explores this in detail, highlighting that what it means to be adopted continues to evolve in the context of networked media cultures.

Combining both theoretical discussions with the human experience of adoption, Adoption in the Digital Age will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, social work and cultural studies, as well as practitioners working with adoptive families and other members of the adoption triad connected and disconnected by adoption.

About the authors

Julie Samuels is an independent researcher with a background in digital media, in both industry and the higher education sector.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Samuels, Julie

  • Adoption in the Digital Age

    Pages 29-50

    Samuels, Julie

  • Popular Media Representations

    Pages 51-84

    Samuels, Julie

  • Search and Reunification

    Pages 85-107

    Samuels, Julie

  • Further Openness in Adoption?

    Pages 109-130

    Samuels, Julie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adoption in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70413-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70413-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70412-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88933-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 167
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