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Alternate RootsEthnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media$
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Christine Scodari

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496817785

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
Alternate Roots

Christine Scodari

University Press of Mississippi

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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