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.
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