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The Resource Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner

Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner

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Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging
Title
Futureface
Title remainder
a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging
Statement of responsibility
Alex Wagner
Title variation
Future face
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The daughter of a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a “futureface”?an avatar of a mixed-race future when all races would merge into a brown singularity. But when one family mystery leads to another, Wagner?s post-racial ideals fray as she becomes obsessed with the specifics of her own family?s racial and ethnic history. Drawn into the wild world of ancestry, she embarks upon a quest around the world?and into her own DNA?to answer the ultimate questions of who she really is and where she belongs. The journey takes her from Burma to Luxembourg, from ruined colonial capitals with records written on banana leaves to Mormon databases, genetic labs, and the rest of the twenty-first-century genealogy complex. But soon she begins to grapple with a deeper question: Does it matter? Is our enduring obsession with blood and land, race and identity, worth all the trouble it?s caused us? Wagner weaves together fascinating history, genetic science, and sociology but is really after deeper stuff than her own ancestry: in a time of conflict over who we are as a country, she tries to find the story where we all belong
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner, Alex
Dewey number
929.20973
Index
index present
LC call number
CS71.W34
LC item number
2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner, Alex
  • Families
  • Genetic genealogy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • PLP
Label
Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780812997941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968310759
  • (OCoLC)ocn968310759
  • 2645042
Label
Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780812997941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968310759
  • (OCoLC)ocn968310759
  • 2645042

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