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Adoption and the circulation of children : a comparative perspective / Fiona Bowie -- Adopting a native child : an anthropologist's personal involvement in the field / Godula Kosack -- Africa. 'The real parents are the foster parents' : social parenthood among the Baatombu in Northern Benin / Erdmute Alber -- Fosterage and the politics of marriage and kinship in East Cameroon / Catrien Notermans -- Adoption practices among the pastoral Maasai of East Africa : enacting fertility / Aud Talle -- Asia and Oceania. Korean institutionalised adoption / Inge Roesch-Rhomberg -- Transactions in rights, transactions in children : a view of adoption from Papua New Guinea / Melissa Demian -- Adoption and belonging in Wogeo, Papua New Guinea / Astrid Anderson -- Adoptions in Micronesia -- past and present / Dietrich Treide -- Central and South America. The one who feeds has the rights' : adoption and fostering of kin, affines and enemies among the Yukpa and other Carib-speaking Indians of Lowland South America / Ernst Halbmayer -- The circulation of children in a Brazilian working-class neighbourhood : a local practice in a globalized world / Claudia Fonseca -- Person, relation and value : the economy of circulating Ecuadorian children in international adoptions / Esben Leifsen -- Choosing parents : adoption into a global network / Huon Wardle -- Intercountry and Domestic Adoptions in 'the West'. National bodies and the body of the child : 'completing' families through international adoption. / Barbara Yngvesson -- The backpackers that come to stay : new challenges to Norwegian transnational adoptive families / Signe Howell -- Partial to completeness : gender, peril and agency in Australian adoption / Jon Telfer -- Adoption : a cure for (too) many ills / Peter Selman.
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