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Between colourblindness and ethnicisation: Transnational adoptees and race in a Swedish context

Hübinette, Tobias and Andersson, Malinda LU (2012) In Adoption & Fostering: the Quarterly Journal of British Agencies for Adoption & Fostering 36(3). p.97-103
Abstract
When and how are issues of race and ethnicity articulated

in the everyday lives of transnational adoptees in

Sweden? Which discursive and practical ambivalences

and conflicts do they provoke? What happens with issues

of race in a country where antiracist colourblindness is the

norm, and where there has been no debate on whether

whites should adopt children of colour? Based on an

analysis of interviews with transnational adoptees and

adoption-related documents, the paper examines how discursive conditions regarding race and ethnicity are negotiated in their daily

lives.
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practice, policy, Sweden, ethnicity, race, transnational adoption
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Adoption & Fostering: the Quarterly Journal of British Agencies for Adoption & Fostering
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36
issue
3
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97 - 103
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0308-5759
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English
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in the everyday lives of transnational adoptees in<br/><br>
Sweden? Which discursive and practical ambivalences<br/><br>
and conflicts do they provoke? What happens with issues<br/><br>
of race in a country where antiracist colourblindness is the<br/><br>
norm, and where there has been no debate on whether<br/><br>
whites should adopt children of colour? Based on an<br/><br>
analysis of interviews with transnational adoptees and<br/><br>
adoption-related documents, the paper examines how discursive conditions regarding race and ethnicity are negotiated in their daily<br/><br>
lives.},
  author       = {Hübinette, Tobias and Andersson, Malinda},
  issn         = {0308-5759},
  keyword      = {practice,policy,Sweden,ethnicity,race,transnational adoption},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {97--103},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Adoption & Fostering: the Quarterly Journal of British Agencies for Adoption & Fostering},
  title        = {Between colourblindness and ethnicisation: Transnational adoptees and race in a Swedish context},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2012},
}