Essentialism in Spanish parents’ descriptions of their transnationally adopted teenagers

Article Catalan; Valencian OPEN
Báñez Tello, Tomasa;
  • Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Journal: Perifèria: Revista de Recerca i Formació en Antropologia (issn: 1885-8996)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5565/rev/periferia.611
  • Subject: Spain | Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology | Padres | Esencialismo | GN301-674 | teenagers | España | Youth | essentialism | Transnational adoption | Intercountry adoption | Adolescentes | Joves | Adopción transnacional | Adopció internacional | Espanya | parents

This preliminary qualitative study of 24 adoptive families in Catalonia, Spain asks how adoptive parents of teens describe the things they dislike about their children. This question matters because prior research shows that parents' views of their children can affect t... View more