CFP: The Culture of Adoption (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

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Call for papers: The Culture of Adoption

The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 14–17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mark your calendars now for February 14-17, 2007 for
the 28th Annual SW/TX Popular/American Culture annual
meeting. This meeting has been given "two thumbs up"
by academics and graduate students for its
professionalism, depth of papers presented, invited
dignitaries, and exciting new areas of scholarly
interest within the popular and American culture
movements. The SW/TX graduate student award program is
one of the best in the country, continuing the mission
of this group to support the academic research of
future scholars.
Most importantly, the hard work of our area chairs
make this conference outstandingly successful. Come
join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the beautiful
Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel within walking distance
of historic Route 66.

Call for Papers: The culture of adoption.
Proposals of 250-500 words due to me by 15 November

Adoption has increased as a way of forming families or
adding to biological families. In this new area I am
looking for papers that explore the culture of
adoptionI am looking for papers that explore (but are
not limited to):
 Who adopts and why?
What is the impact on the family of adoption?
Have attitudes changed and why?
The economics of adoption
Open vs closed adoption
The adoption disconnect from both sides, i.e. how the
child is different, how the parents are puzzled?
The politics of international adoption
Blended families, adoptive families, adopted children
Searching for the biological
Cultural impact and retention in trans-ethnic adoption
Literary adoption, how are adoption and adoptees
treated in literature.
The literature of adoption—books about, especially
children's literature.

You first parents of the human race...who ruined yourself for an apple,
 what might you have done for a truffled turkey?"
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

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