Outsiders Within reveals that while transracial adoption is a practice traditionally considered benevolent, it often exacts a heavy emotional, cultural, and even economic toll. Through compelling essays, fiction, poetry, and art, the contributors to this landmark publication carefully explore this most intimate aspect of globalization. Finally, in the unmediated voices of the adults who have matured within it, we find a rarely-considered view of adoption, an institution that pulls apart old families and identities and grafts new ones.

Editors: Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, Sun Yung Shin

Adoptee Authors: Ellen Barry, Rachel Quy Collier, Kim Diehl, Kimberly Fardy, Shannon Gibney, Mark Hagland, Tobias Hubinette, Jae Ran Kim, Sunny Jo, Beth Kyong Lo, Ron M., Patrick McDermott, Soo Na, Ami Inja Nafzger, Kim Park Nelson, Julia Chinyere Oparah, John Raible, Sun Yung Shin, Kirsten Sloth, Shandra Spears, Sandy White Hawk, Indigo Williams Willing, Bryan Thao Worra, Jeni C. Wright

Publication Year: 2006

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