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Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Catherine Nash

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are ... More


Iraqi women in Denmark: Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Marianne Holm Pedersen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089589
eISBN:
9781781706930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Iraqi women in Denmark is an ethnographic study of ritual performance and place-making among Shi‘a Muslim Iraqi women in Copenhagen. The book explores how Iraqi women construct a sense of belonging ... More


Setting the scene: ritual performance and place-making in everyday life

Marianne Holm Pedersen

in Iraqi women in Denmark: Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089589
eISBN:
9781781706930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter develops the book’s analytical framework and situates the monograph within the field of studies on migration and religion. It argues that ritual performance can be used as a ‘cultural ... More


The celebration of ‘Id al-fitr: notions of relatedness among extended families

Marianne Holm Pedersen

in Iraqi women in Denmark: Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089589
eISBN:
9781781706930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter analyses Iraqi women’s celebration of ‘Id al-fitr in order to explore the possibilities and difficulties of reconstructing religious ritual in a new social setting. For Iraqi families, ... More


Fatima’s taklif: bringing up children for a good future

Marianne Holm Pedersen

in Iraqi women in Denmark: Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089589
eISBN:
9781781706930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Taking its starting point in the taklif ritual that is celebrated when a nine-year old girl begins to observe Islam, this chapter investigates how Iraqi women seek to transmit to the next generation ... More


Geography, Genetics, Kinship

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This sets out the focus of the book, the central issues it addresses, its substantive subject matter and the analytical framework it will apply.


Genome Geographies: The Making of Ancestry and Origins

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 1 addresses the production and meaning of geographical ancestry and origins and the relationships between ideas of cultural and genetic distinctiveness, genetic relatedness and geographical ... More


Mapping the Global Human Family: Shared and Distinctive Descent

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 2 turns to the specific case of the Genographic Project, idea of the “The Global Human Family”, and explores the tensions between its liberal multicultural celebration of diversity, discourse ... More


Our Genetic Heritage: Figuring Diversity in National Studies

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 3 explores the idea of “National genetic heritage” in studies of genetic variation in the UK especially the People of the British Isles project and considers how “genetic heritage” ... More


Finding the “Truths” of Sex in Geographies of Genetic Variation

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 4 provides an original critical analysis of the ideas of sexual difference and human reproduction in the interpretation of geographies of human genetic variation and sex, gender and descent ... More


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