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Tubular Genealogy III

Tubular Genealogy III

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

(p.81) 5 Tubular Genealogy III
Alternate Roots
Christine Scodari
University Press of Mississippi

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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