Article | Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research | Double or Extra? The Identity of Transnational Adoptees in Sweden

Title:
Double or Extra? The Identity of Transnational Adoptees in Sweden
Author:
Akira Deguchi: Faculty of Law and Literature, Shimane University, Japan
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.135425
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2013
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425-450
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26
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Published:
2013-09-26


Transnational adoption has been well-established and successful in Sweden. The notion of double identity is espoused today, embracing the national identity of the birth country as well as the Swedish identity; but it is often adoptive parents more than adoptees who are concerned with this. Hidden in the double identity, there is a presupposition of the type of axiom expressed in terms such as ’blood is thicker than water’, placing biological origin as the essential value. However, some adoptees are more positive and flexible in constructing their identities, which should be worth more attention. This biologised ideology may discriminate adoptees and immigrants; it betrays a flaw in the Swedish self-image of their society as ’colour blind’ and ’anti racist’.

Keywords: Transnational adoption; identity; Sweden; biological origin

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, Article 26, 2013
Author:
Akira Deguchi
Title:
Double or Extra? The Identity of Transnational Adoptees in Sweden:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.135425
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    , Article 26, 2013
    Author:
    Akira Deguchi
    Title:
    Double or Extra? The Identity of Transnational Adoptees in Sweden:
    DOI:
    10.3384/cu.2000.1525.135425
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