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dc.contributor.creatorScully, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-02T14:17:37Z
dc.date.available2018-10-02T14:17:37Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationScully, M. (2018) Constructing Masculinity through Genetic Legacies: Family Histories, Y-Chromosomes, and “Viking Identities”. Genealogy 2(8), pp. 1-17. DOI: :10.3390/genealogy2010008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/2222
dc.descriptionConstructing masculinity through genetic legacies: family histories, Y-chromosomes, and “Viking identities”en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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 past through the lens of popular genetics reinforces patriarchal views of the family and traditional heteronormative understandings of masculinity and femininity. This study investigates whether such understandings are drawn upon by male participants in a population genetics study. Discursive analysis of 128 responses to a participant motivation survey and 18 follow-up interviews explores how participants construct masculinity when discussing genetics and their own family history. It is argued that while there is some evidence for the “patriarchal” argument, a subtler form of masculine legacy creation and maintenance is the primary narrative.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2;8
dc.rights.urihttps://www.genealogy-02-00008-v2%20(1).pdfen_US
dc.subjectGenetic genealogyen_US
dc.subjectMasculinityen_US
dc.subjectFamily historyen_US
dc.subjectPopular historyen_US
dc.subjectSocial psychologyen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.titleConstructing masculinity through genetic legacies: family histories, Y-chromosomes, and “Viking identities”en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.supercollectionall_mic_researchen_US
dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/genealogy2010008


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