By Hosu Kim
This booklet illuminates the hidden background of South Korean start moms all for the 60-year-long perform of transnational adoption. the writer provides a performance-based ethnography of maternity houses, a tv seek show,an net discussion board, and an oral historical past assortment to strengthen the concept that of digital mothering, a theoretical framework within which the start moms' reviews of keeping apart from, after which reconnecting with, the kid, in addition to their painful,ambivalent narratives of adoption losses, are rendered, felt and registered. during this, the writer refuses a common proposal of motherhood. Her critique of transnational adoption and its relentless results on start moms’ lives issues to the standard, normalized, gendered violence opposed to working-class, negative, unmarried moms in South Korea’s glossy geographical region improvement and illuminates the biopolitical services of transnational adoption in dealing with an "excess" inhabitants. concurrently, her inventive research unearths a counter-public, and counter-history, presenting the collective grievances of start mothers.
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Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea: Virtual Mothering (Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture) by Hosu Kim