- I. Willing, (2009) ‘The Celebrity Adoptions Phenomenon: Emerging Critiques from ‘Ordinary’ Adoptive Parents’. In Other People's Children: Adoption in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. Edited by Spark, C and Cuthbert, D. pp 241 – 256.
The first of its kind in Australia, Other People's Children: Adoption in Australia is an edited collection of scholarly essays on the social and cultural aspects of adoption. The collection is also the first in Australia to publish academic writings by researchers whose background includes transnational adoptees, and the first in Australia to feature a chapter exploring celebrity adoption. This was my book chapter, which explored ‘ordinary’ Australian adoptive parents reactions to media stories on celebrity adoptions.
- I. Willing, (2006) 'Beyond the Vietnam War Adoptions: Representing Our Transracial Lives'. In Outsiders Within: Racial Crossings and Adoption Politics. Edited by Trenka, J, Oparah, C and Shin, S. Y,Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2006. pp. 275 - 285.
This international collection is one of only a handful of books with a global focus to examine of adoption from the perspectives of transracial and transnational adoptees. My book chapter reported on the experiences of Vietnam War adoptees and their emerging politics of identity and difference. Signifying the pioneering nature and quality of the collection, other contributors include Aboriginal Australian artist Tracey Moffat, who is one of Australia’s most internationally recognised artists. South End Press overall collection of books also includes ones by internationally acclaimed writers such as Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Ward Churchill, Cherríe Moraga, Andrea Smith, and Howard Zinn—reflecting the Press’s focus on cutting edge issues from diverse perspectives.
- I. Willing (2006). Building Bridges: Inter-connections in Transnational Adoption. In J. MacLeod & S. Macrae (Eds.), Adoptive Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections (pp. 458 - 473). New York: EMK Press.
My book chapter for this collection was aimed at introducing issues of ‘racial’ and cultural diversity, and identity challenges adoptees can face within White adoptive families to a general readership. EMK Press is a New York based publisher of books for families whose lives have been touched by adoption, domestic or international. They also publish literature on families who are foster parents and youth in care.
- I. Willing, (2005) ‘From Orphaned China Dolls to Long Distance Daughters’, for anthology Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voices for a New Generation, Edited by Wilson, S. and Sengupta, A., London: Zed Books, 2005. pp 95 – 109.
My book chapter challenged the idea of Asian adoptees seamlessly assimilating into their ‘host’ adoptive countries, and explores their complex constructions of belonging that include links to Asian countries of origin and also to Asian diasporas. The edited collection consists of analyses by feminists of diverse identities on themes including women's rights and economic change, new technologies, sexuality, feminist organisations and movements, and is published by Zed Books (part of the MacMillan group).Zed Books promote writing on sociology, culture, politics, development, gender, the environment and economics.
- I. Williams - last name changed 2004 to Wiling - (2004). ‘America's Adopted Vietnamese’ in Journey of Youth: Writings for the Generations Living and Growing Up Overseas (pp. 138 - 147). Montreal: Nhan Thong Publications.
My book chapter was one of the first writings to explore the emergence of ‘adopted Vietnamese’ as a category of the Vietnamese American experience, with the additional depth of being written by someone who is a Vietnamese adoptee. Journey of Youth: Writings for the Generations Living and Growing Up Overseas offer original and fresh perspectives on the Vietnamese experience of migration and belonging abroad post- Vietnam War, and an important dimension to Asian American history.
Refereed Journal Articles
- I. Willing and P. Fronek, ‘Constructing identities and issues of race in transnational adoption: The experiences of adoptive parents’, The British Journal of Social Work (2012 - Preview online)
- The British Journal of Social Work is an (ERA) Rank A* ranked journal.
- I.Willing, P. Fronek and D. Cuthbert, ‘Review of Sociological Literature on Intercountry Adoption’, Social Policy and Society (2012) 11, 4: pp 241 – 256
- Social Policy and Society is part of the Cambridge University journal collections, and is an (ERA) A ranked journal.
- D. W. Riggs and I. Willing, ‘They’re All Just Little Bits, Aren’t They: Lesbian Mothers Experiences of Marginalisation in Schools’, The Journal of Australian Studies, (Accepted July 2012. Forthcoming 2013).
- The Journal of Australian Studies is the leading publication on Australian themed studies, and has an (ERA) ranking of B.
- L. Cheshire, I. Willing and Z. Skrbis, ‘Unrecognised Cosmopolitans: Mobility and Openness among Globally Engaged Family Farmers’, Mobilities (Accepted August 2012. Forthcoming 2012-2013)
- Mobilities is a well known journal in the social sciences. It has an Impact Factor of 0.98, is ranked 36/73 in Geography (2011 Thomson Reuters' SSCI) and is part of the Taylor and Francis Group.
Non-refereed journal article:
- I. Willing, (2004) ‘The adopted Vietnamese community: From fairytales to the diaspora’, Michigan Quarterly Review- Special Edition - Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Journal, Fall. 43, 4: pp 648 - 664.
- I. Williams – last name changed 2004 to Wiling - (2001). ‘Diversity and Diaspora: Vietnamese Adopted As Children to Non-Asian Families’. Review of Vietnamese Studies, 1(1), 1 - 17.
Non-refereed online articles:
- I. Willing, & T. Khoo (2011). ‘Visionary or Slackademic? Social Media’s Role in Tomorrow’s Academia’. The Social Interface Retrieved 2011, 10 November, from http://socialinterface.blogspot.com/2011/11/visionary-or-slackademic-soc