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Who Do You Think You Are?: Intimate Pasts Made Public

Who Do You Think You Are?: Intimate Pasts Made Public The hugely successful BBC television series <i>Who Do You Think You Are?</i>™ follows celebrities tracing their family trees as part of a journey of self discovery in a format described here as “biogravision.” The show’s popularity runs in parallel with the rise in genealogy made possible by digital archives. What impact has this had on modes of self-narration and the move between private and public histories? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Who Do You Think You Are?: Intimate Pasts Made Public

Biography , Volume 34 (1) – Aug 5, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © Biographical Research Center
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

Abstract

The hugely successful BBC television series <i>Who Do You Think You Are?</i>™ follows celebrities tracing their family trees as part of a journey of self discovery in a format described here as “biogravision.” The show’s popularity runs in parallel with the rise in genealogy made possible by digital archives. What impact has this had on modes of self-narration and the move between private and public histories?

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 5, 2011

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