“I could have hoped. I had every right to think that it could have happened differently.”

Fragments on the migrant family
By Roberto Beneduce, Simona Taliani


The aim of the paper is to analyze the “postcolonial archive” concerning the production of adoptable migrant children (or children born from migrant parents) in Europe. Based on their extended ethnographic fieldwork (research carried out over a long period of time on the experiences of migrant parents in northern Italy), the authors focus on the colonial genealogy of procedures regarding the foreign family and the “apparatus” that makes it a dispossessed kinship.


  • Migration
  • Dispossessed kinship
  • Adoption
  • Fostering
  • Italy
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