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Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

Christine Scodari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817785
eISBN:
9781496817822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

For over two decades, the media have chronicled escalating participation in family history prompted by, among other things, the aging of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, the growing availability of ... More


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


Introduction: Genealogy Today

Christine Scodari

in Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817785
eISBN:
9781496817822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction narrates the author’s experiences with and practices of family history that led to her decision to critically investigate genealogy media and culture from the perspective of race, ... More


Tubular Genealogy III: Identity and Genetic Ancestry in Genealogy Television and Related Texts and Practices

Christine Scodari

in Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817785
eISBN:
9781496817822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Five interrogates genetic ancestry texts and practices in terms of genealogy television portrayals and other traditional media treatments in such media as books and documentaries. It assesses ... More


Tubular Genealogy IV: Identity and Genetic Ancestry in Digital Media and Related Texts and Practices

Christine Scodari

in Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817785
eISBN:
9781496817822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Six explores digital media’s role in genetic ancestry discourses in terms of issues related to race/ethnicity and their intersected identities, hybridity, definitions of kinship, and racism ... More


The African Origins of an American Art Form

Takiyah Nur Amin

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jazz dance, a uniquely American dance form, is rooted in and informed by African movement idioms and aesthetics that travelled to the United States with the trafficking of African peoples, commonly ... More


Assia Djebar and the Mountain Language: The Return of the Repressed

Fazia Aïtel

in We are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049397
eISBN:
9780813050164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049397.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The final chapter engages the work of the world renowned writer and filmmaker Assia Djebar, an Algerian woman of Berber origin known for tackling her complex relationship with the French language and ... 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


Degrees of Relatedness: “Natural” Geographies of Affinity and Belonging

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/9780816690633.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The conclusion reflects on the wider implications of the book’s arguments and conclusions and brings out the overall challenge that the book poses to assumptions or assertions of ideas of genetic ... More


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