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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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Tubular Genealogy I

Tubular Genealogy I

Race, Ethnicity, and Intersectional Identities in Family History Television and Related Practices

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(p.40) 3 Tubular Genealogy I
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Christine Scodari

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.003.0003

The third chapter interprets discourses of post-identity, race/ethnicity, and intersections with gender and class in terms of salient issues and historical contexts such as slavery, Jim Crow, internment, and similar circumstances represented in 21st century family history TV and its reception. Reception is analyzed via ethnographic (including virtual-ethnographic) investigation. The chapter incorporates auto-ethnographic experiences and insights with regard to the processes, tools, and outcomes of genealogical practices, considering their bearing on the investigation’s critical trajectory, as well as the implications of racial, ethnic, and intersected modalities of identity as inferred from genealogical documents.

Keywords:   Genealogy Television, Postracism, Audience Participatory Cultures, Ethnicity/Race in U.S. History, Intersectionality

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