Kinship, Affinity and Connectedness: Exploring the Role of Genealogy in Personal Lives

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TitreKinship, Affinity and Connectedness: Exploring the Role of Genealogy in Personal Lives
CréateurAnne-Marie Kramer
Date06/01/2011
Langueen
TypeJournal Article
AuthorAnne-Marie Kramer
Type de contenuJournal Article
DOI10.1177/0038038511399622
ISSN0038-0385, 1469-8684
Abstract NoteDrawing on the 2008 Mass Observation Directive ‘Doing Family Research’, this article explores the role of genealogy in personal lives from the perspective of genealogists and non-genealogists in the UK. Analysing the ends to which genealogy is put, it finds that genealogy is a key kinship practice, mapping connectedness, offering a resource for identity-work, and allowing belonging in time. Engaging with anthropological work on kinship, relatedness and remembrance and with recent sociological work on identity and affinity, this article explores how family history as a creative and imaginative memory and kinship practice is simultaneously used to map affinities and connectedness, enact relatedness, and produce self-identity. It argues that examining the role of genealogy and the genealogical imaginary reveals that conventional as well as non-conventional kinship produces partial and insecure identities. This compels everyday personal engagement with the meaning and legacy of inheritance for collective and individual identification and identity.
Access Date2015-07-06 14:33:49
Date06/01/2011
Issue3
Journal AbbreviationSociology
Langueen
Library Catalogsoc.sagepub.com
Pages379-395
Publication TitleSociology
Short TitleKinship, Affinity and Connectedness
TitreKinship, Affinity and Connectedness: Exploring the Role of Genealogy in Personal Lives
URLhttp://soc.sagepub.com/content/45/3/379
Volume45
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