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Roots quest : inside America's genealogy boom

Author
Hogan, Jackie, 1967- author.
Title
Roots quest : inside America's genealogy boom / Jackie Hogan.
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Description
xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Roots quests: an introduction
  • A genealogy of American genealogy
  • Roots work: genealogy across cultures
  • Memory work in the age of quantum genealogy
  • The new blood quantum: genetic genealogy and the creation of kinship
  • Who do we think we are? Televised roots quests
  • In search of the "living dead": ancestors, zombies, and American roots quests
  • Imagined homes: roots tourism and the quest for self
  • Our ancestors, ourselves: roots and identity in an age of rootlessness.
Summary
"In Roots Quest, sociologist Jackie Hogan digs into our current genealogy boom to ask why we are so interested in our family history. She shows how the surging popularity of genealogy is a response to large-scale social changes, and she explores the way our increasingly rootless society fuels the quest for an elemental sense of belonging--for roots."--Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Genealogy--Social aspects--United States.
Genealogy--Study and teaching--United States.
Ethnicity--United States--History--21st century.
Group identity--United States--History--21st century.
National characteristics, American.
United States--Genealogy--History--21st century.
Genre heading
History.
ISBN
9781442274563 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1442274565 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781442274570 (ebook)
Standard Identifier
40028872176

Holdings

Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
CS9 .H64 2019
Location
Stacks
Floor
2nd Floor
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