Global perspectives in Korean intercountry adoption

Fronek, P. (2006) Global perspectives in Korean intercountry adoption. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work And Development, 16 1: 21-31.

Author Fronek, P.
Title Global perspectives in Korean intercountry adoption
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work And Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0218-5385
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 31
Total pages 11
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher Marshall Cavendish Academic
Language eng
Subject C1
370502 Migration
370504 Family and Household Studies
750307 Families
750312 Youth/child development and welfare
Abstract Policy and social work practice currently lack a theoretical framework that adequately explains the emergence, diffusion, and continuance of the intercountry adoption (ICA) phenomenon. Using South Korea as a case study and the application of actor network theory to the ICA phenomenon, this paper introduces a theoretical approach that allows an examination of the complex interrelationships between the global and local influences of a country's engagement in ICA. This theoretical approach provides a different way of understanding the phenomenon, which, in turn, can better inform policies and practice that affect children and families across the globe.
Keyword Intercountry Adoption
Actor Network Theory
South Korea
Social Work
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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