By Hosu Kim

This publication illuminates the hidden background of South Korean start moms fascinated with the 60-year-long perform of transnational adoption. the writer provides a performance-based ethnography of maternity houses, a tv seek show,an web discussion board, and an oral historical past assortment to strengthen the concept that of digital mothering, a theoretical framework within which the beginning moms' reviews of isolating 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 delivery moms’ lives issues to the standard, normalized, gendered violence opposed to working-class, terrible, unmarried moms in South Korea’s glossy geographical region improvement and illuminates the biopolitical capabilities of transnational adoption in coping with an "excess" inhabitants. concurrently, her inventive research finds a counter-public, and counter-history, featuring the collective grievances of start mothers. 


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