The child catchers : rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption
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Published
New York : PublicAffairs, c2013.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
ISBN
9781586489427 (hbk.), 1586489429 (hbk.)
Physical Desc
xvii, 332 pages ; 25 cm.
Status
Derry Public Library - Nonfiction - Adult Level
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Published
New York : PublicAffairs, c2013.
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
9781586489427 (hbk.), 1586489429 (hbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-308) and index.
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"Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of abortion. But as award-winning journalist Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption has become a new front in the culture wars: a test of "pro-life" bonafides, a way to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the "Great Commission" mandate that Christians evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new "orphan theology," urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these "orphans" may actually have. Christian adoption activists have added moral weight to a multi-billion dollar adoption industry intent on increasing the "supply" of adoptable children, both at home and overseas. The Child Catchers is a shocking expose; of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who found that their own, and their children's, well-being was ultimately irrelevant in a market driven by profit and now, pulpit command." -- Publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Joyce, K. (2013). The child catchers: rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption . PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Joyce, Kathryn, 1979-. 2013. The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Joyce, Kathryn, 1979-. The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption PublicAffairs, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Joyce, Kathryn. The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption PublicAffairs, 2013.

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