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Ancestors and relatives : genealogy, identity, and community

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Noted social scientist Eviatar Zerubavel casts a critical eye on how we trace our past-individually and collectively arguing that rather than simply find out who our ancestors are from genetics or history, we actually create the stories that make them our ancestors.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN: 9780199773954 0199773955 9780199336043 0199336040
OCLC Number: 702941698
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Sociology & Socal Work) 2012
Description: xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The genealogical imagination --
Ancestry and descent --
Lineage --
Pedigree --
Origins --
Co-descent --
Kinship --
Community and identity --
Nature and culture --
Blood --
Nature or culture? --
The rules of genealogical lineation --
The rules of genealogical delineation --
The politics of descent --
Stretching --
Cutting and pasting --
Clipping --
Braiding --
Lumping --
Marginalizing --
Splitting --
Pruning --
The genealogy of the future --
Genealogical engineering --
Integration --
Segregation --
Extinction --
The future of genealogy.
Other Titles: Ancestors & relatives
Responsibility: Eviatar Zerubavel.

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An erudite treatise about how culture drives human cognition about near and remote relatives, Ancestors and Relatives offers lay and academic audiences alike a great read. * Marta Tienda, Science *

 
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