Sep 29, 2022
Ancestors and Relatives: Genealogy, Identity, and Community
Posted by Eviatar Zerubavel

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  • Title: Ancestors and Relatives: Genealogy, Identity, and Community
  • Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
  • ISBN: 9780199773954
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
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Roxann Keating

Not at all what I expected and I think the impression that it informs one about the hobby of genealogy is misleading There is information about sociology and anthropology and evolution all somehow related to how we tell the story of historical connections society and religions, etc not very much about personal reflections So I suppose I misunderstood the point of the book And it s short You can read it in about two hours.


Mike Niebrzydowski

It redeemed itself a little in the last two or three chapters Other than that, the first few pages were the most interesting I was initially expecting much of a sociological perspective, but he seemed to talk mostly about taxonomy and how we are cousins to frogs if we go back far enough I thought for most of the book he just wanted to use a bunch of big words and scientific terms without saying much The good parts 1 I ve never thought about applying genealogy to other things, even inanimate obj [...]


Celia

I very much enjoyed the first part of this book, a scholarly reflection on genealogy the second delved too deeply into evolutionary theory, which I can read in engaging ways from other sources.What I found so interesting were Zerubavel s reflections on what it means when we humans pick and choose our ancestors, and what value genealogy has for people in the modern world and in past times If you re just looking for a genealogy how to or inspiring ideas on family, there are better books But for s [...]


John Sprackland

A profound and important book in terms of my current interests Only a short book but so many potential directions of onward travel that most readers will find something to fascinate them I shall be rereading closely.


Justine

An interesting look into what does Genealogy really means.


Megan Smolenyak

My impression after reading this book is that the author had neglected to speak to any genealogists, a bit of a shortcoming given the topic.



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