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Tubular Genealogy III

Tubular Genealogy III

Identity and Genetic Ancestry in Genealogy Television and Related Texts and Practices

Chapter:
(p.81) 5 Tubular Genealogy III
Source:
Alternate Roots
Author(s):
Christine Scodari
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.003.0005

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 issues related to race/ethnicity and their intersected identities, hybridity, definitions of kinship, and racism and racialization. It also considers the unique “brick walls” facing descendants of slaves in tracing their genealogy, and how and genetic ancestry operates in these circumstances.

Keywords:   Genetic Ancestry Discourses, Traditional Media, Racialization, Hybridity, Kinship

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