CANCELLED! Race, Identity and the Genealogical Imagination
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Engelska parken 22-1017, Hus 22. Engelska parken, Uppsala University
- Lecturer: Jackie Hogan is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Bradley University. Discussant: Daniel Strand/CEMFOR.
- Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
- Contact person: Daniel Strand
Ancestry is not simply a biological fact; it is socially constructed. The stories we tell about our forebearers are necessarily selective, and these selective narratives are reflections of who we think we are, and who we wish to be. While this is as much the case in small-scale traditional societies as in industrialized societies, increasingly technologized and commercialized genealogical practice in the twenty-first century has the potential to transform our conceptions of ancestry, kinship, and identity. In particular, this talk explores the ways current genealogical practice re-essentializes and commodifies racial, ethnic and national identities.