Abstract

The hugely successful BBC television series Who Do You Think You Are?™ 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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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 108-118
Launched on MUSE
2011-08-05
Open Access
No
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