The study and tracing of an entities lineage and history using oral traditions, historical records and other records to obtain information about an entities position in relationship to other entities with shared attitudes, values, goals and practices
My great aunts teacher was influenced by reading Shakespeare who then influenced my aunt who in turn influenced her best friend who made a painting reflecting this influence which was exhibited at a museum...this story records the cultural genealogy of the painting. The aunt, the teacher, her best friend and the painting are all by this definition regarded as entities
by Erin Forsyth June 20, 2011

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