Project

Discourses of difference in adoption cultures: A case study of Flemish adoptive parents of children from Ethiopia

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
Keywords
transnational connections transnational adoption adoption cultures adoption networks
 
Project description

This research project investigates by means of ethnographic fieldwork, the meaning of adoption cultures created by adoptive families. The project examines discourses, practices and networks of Flemish adoptive parents of children from Ethiopia, to gain insight in the ways parents deal with the difference of their child.