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dc.contributor.creatorScully, Marc
dc.contributor.creatorBrown, Steven D.
dc.contributor.creatorKing, Turi
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T11:28:58Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T11:28:58Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationScully, M.D., King, T. and Brown, S.D., 2013. Remediating Viking origins: genetic code as archival memory of the remote past. Sociology, 47 (5), pp. 921 - 938. ISSN; 0038-0385en_US
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/2245
dc.descriptionRemediating Viking origins: genetic code as archival memory of the remote pasten_US
dc.description.abstractThis article introduces some early data from the Leverhulme Trust-funded research programme, ‘The Impact of the Diasporas on the Making of Britain: evidence, memories, inventions’. One of the interdisciplinary foci of the programme, which incorporates insights from genetics, history, archaeology, linguistics and social psychology, is to investigate how genetic evidence of ancestry is incorporated into identity narratives. In particular, we investigate how ‘applied genetic history’ shapes individual and familial narratives, which are then situated within macro-narratives of the nation and collective memories of immigration and indigenism. It is argued that the construction of genetic evidence as a ‘gold standard’ about ‘where you really come from’ involves a remediation of cultural and archival memory, in the construction of a ‘usable past’. This article is based on initial questionnaire data from a preliminary study of those attending DNA collection sessions in northern England. It presents some early indicators of the perceived importance of being of Viking descent among participants, notes some emerging patterns and considers the implications for contemporary debates on migration, belonging and local and national identity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries47;5
dc.rights.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0038038513493538en_US
dc.subjectCollective memoryen_US
dc.subjectIndigenismen_US
dc.subjectMigrationen_US
dc.subjectNational identityen_US
dc.subjectPopular historyen_US
dc.subjectPopular scienceen_US
dc.subjectPopulation geneticsen_US
dc.titleRemediating Viking origins: genetic code as archival memory of the remote past (pre-print version)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US


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