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Introduction

Introduction

Genealogy Today

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
Source:
Alternate Roots
Author(s):
Christine Scodari
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.003.0001

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, ethnicity, and intersected identities. It details the relevant research questions and critical objects, supplies theories and concepts appropriate to the task, outlines the methods used to examine associated institutions, media texts, and audiences/participatory cultures of genealogy, and previews upcoming chapters.

Keywords:   Family History, Critical/Cultural Analysis, Ethnicity/Race, Ethnography, Genetic Ancestry

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