publication . Article . 2011

Sporløs – Om biologi, identitet og slægten som fjernsyn [Find My Family - On biology, identity and kinship on television]

Birgitta Frello;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Sep 2011 Journal: MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research (issn: 0900-9671, eissn: 1901-9726, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sammenslutningen af Medieforskere i Danmark (SMID)
Abstract
<jats:p>During recent years, the Danish public service television station (DR) has launched several documentary serials that focus on kinship and genealogy. Genealogy makes ‘good TV’ because it enables an immediate identification with the protagonist of the programme. Furthermore, the protagonist’s personal story can function as a vehicle for telling other stories. However, the way kinship is depicted in the serials presupposes that a person’s knowledge about her biological kin equals knowledge about her personal identity. The article analyses the serial &lt;em&gt;Find my Family&lt;/em&gt; (Danish: &lt;em&gt;Sporløs&lt;/em&gt;), discussing the naturalisation of ...
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free text keywords: kinship, documentary, biocentrism, adoption, sporløs, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Sociology, Nurture kinship, Naturalisation, Biocentrism, Public service, Television station, Fictive kinship, Media studies, Kinship, Personal identity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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publication . Article . 2011

Sporløs – Om biologi, identitet og slægten som fjernsyn [Find My Family - On biology, identity and kinship on television]

Birgitta Frello;