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How (not) to talk about adoption : on communicative vigilance in Spain
Frekko, Susan E.
Leinaweaver, Jessaca B.
Marre, Diana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural)

Date: 2015
Abstract: Transnational adoption is very difficult to talk about in Spain. For this reason, speakers use “communicative vigilance” to emphasize the appropriate ways to speak and particularly not to speak about it. Part of the difficulty, we demonstrate, is that adoption talk must mediate two contradictory understandings of talk and kinship: (1) a referentialist one in which adoption's undesirability must be first acknowledged and then masked and (2) a performative one in which talk can create a new world where transnational adoption is equivalent to and as valuable as traditional ways of creating families. Our findings have implications for both language-socialization studies and kinship studies.
Note: This chapter was written with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness R+D Project “Adoptions and fosterages in Spain: tracing challenges, opportunities and problems in social and family lives of children and adolescents” (CSO2012-39593-C02-01), IP Diana Marre
Note: Adoptions and fosterages in Spain: tracing challenges, opportunities and problems in social and family lives of children and adolescents (2013-2015), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad CSO2012-39593-C02-01. IP: Diana Marre.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: American ethnologist, Vol. 42, Num. 4 (2015) , p. 703-719, ISSN 0094-0496

Adreça alternativa: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/amet.12165/full
DOI: 10.1111/amet.12165


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