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Alternate Roots – Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media - University Press of Mississippi
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Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

Christine Scodari


For over two decades, the media have chronicled escalating participation in family history prompted by, among other things, the aging of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, the growing availability of digital genealogy sites and archives, and a burgeoning interest in racial and ethnic history and culture of the sort inspired by the airing of the historical drama miniseries Roots forty years ago. Alternate Roots is the first book to critically address a wide array of media-related institutions, texts, technologies, and practices of family history readily encountered in the new millennium, includi ... More

Keywords: Genealogy, Family History, Genetic Ancestry, Media Representation, Ethnicity/Race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817785
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Scodari, author
Florida Atlantic University