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BIFFOs, jackeens and Dagenham Yanks: county identity, "authenticity'' and the Irish diaspora (pre-print version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
Despite being an everyday point of reference in Irish discourse, the extent to which the county serves as a locus of identification has been oddly overlooked in the Irish studies literature. In particular, the persistence ...
Becoming a Viking: DNA testing, genetic ancestry and placeholder identity (pre-print version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
A consensus has developed among social and biological scientists around the problematic nature of genetic ancestry testing, specifically that its popularity will lead to greater genetic essentialism in social identities. ...
Constructing masculinity through genetic legacies: family histories, Y-chromosomes, and “Viking identities”
(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018)
The contemporary popularity of genetic genealogy has been accompanied by concerns about its potential reifying of identity. This has referred in particular to ethnicity, but also to gender,with fears that looking at the ...