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An Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism

Douglas E. Ross


This book is about how displacement associated with long-distance population movements and the relationships migrants maintain with both home and host societies shape their consumer habits and the formation of collective diasporic identities. These themes are addressed using an interpretive framework rooted in interdisciplinary literature on transnationalism, diaspora, and material consumption and are developed through an archaeological study of the everyday lives of Chinese and Japanese immigrant laborers at a turn-of-the-twentieth century industrial salmon cannery in British Columbia. Result ... More

Keywords: historical archaeology, transnationalism, material consumption, ethnicity, Chinese diaspora, Japanese diaspora, British Columbia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044583
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas E. Ross, author