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Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities

The following sub-chapter entitled “The Family and the School” is excerpted from the book Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities [link to Verso], by Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein. Advertisements

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On rethinking Lebanese origins.

This is an addendum of sorts to a previous post: On DNA testing for adoptees. As our research expands locally, our first assumptions of “being Lebanese” need give way to the logical conclusions of how constructed, affected, and false a … Continue reading

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“[Not-at-]All-American”

An excerpt from Vijay Prashad’s The Karma of Brown Folk [link to book]: The lives of migrants to the United States came under special scrutiny from those who fashioned themselves as guardians of its cultural inheritance. Benjamin Franklin, for instance, … Continue reading

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#AntiAdoption is…

Anti-adoption is anti-classism. Anti-racism. Anti-colonialism. Anti-imperialism. Most importantly: Anti-narcissism. Anti-adoption is pro-justice. Pro-families. Pro-community. Pro-ninety-nine-percent-of-the-planet. Pro-forma. [ Tweets inspired by Twitter today. ]

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On the inherent racism and classism of adoption.

I will preface this by saying that I had promised myself I would give myself a long break from writing about adoption, for psychological-becoming-physical health reasons; the past 10 years have taken their toll, and I need to take a … Continue reading

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Is there any value in an adoptee cultural camp?

This is the 26th question in the series: “Anti-adoption month: 30 answers to 30 questions on adoption” [link].

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What do you think of expatriate adoptions?

This is the 22nd question in the series: “Anti-adoption month: 30 answers to 30 questions on adoption” [link].

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Is there a difference between an adopted and a “Western” child?

This is the 19th question in the series: “Anti-adoption month: 30 answers to 30 questions on adoption” [link].

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