Erin Raffety

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Erin Raffety is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in studies of family, childhood, disability, foster care, and adoption. Her current book project, set in Southwest Guangxi, China, explores how seemingly marginal poor, elderly women and abandoned, disabled children create foster families that resist state power and challenge traditional ideas of what constitutes family in both China and broader anthropological studies of contemporary kinship.