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The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship$
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Bruno Perreau

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027229

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.001.0001

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The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship
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Bruno Perreau

Deke Dusinberre

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.003.0007

The study of adoption in France evidences a quest of salvation in genealogical (and national) transmission. In a foucaldian vein, this conclusive chapter analyses discourses on “true filiation” with regards to the practice of parrhesia during the Antiquity. It argues that a rather limitative regime of resemblance has gradually replaced the ascetic regime of semblance. The Politics of Adoption advocates for a better understanding of the human desire for kinship, which articulates exclusiveness and plurality.

Keywords:   Social body, Parrhesia, Discourse, Resemblance, Exclusiveness, Plurality

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