Material Cultures, Migrations, and Identities

Material Cultures, Migrations, and Identities

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This book contributes to existing research on material culture, cultural identity and migration by providing a fresh perspective on post-socialist diasporic identity amongst Russian-speaking migrants to the United Kingdom. It evaluates the ethnographic research methods used to study material cultures, including qualitative interviews at home, sensory methods and visual research, and is structured around a series of case studies on attitudes to homemaking, food and cooking, and clothing. In sum, it analyses the ways in which Russian-speaking migrants create a sense of home and of belonging to an imagined community. For further resources and images, please go to: migrants to recognise common culture and distinguish certain possessions or modes of decoration as belonging to their culture, ... that we were in England; even the wallpaper looked Russian to me, although Olga said that she had bought it in the UK. The first thing that one could see in their house was the plenitude of various souvenirs and decorations placed ... on the walls along the stairs: a#39;For example, churches over there, along the stairs; here are the views of old Novgoroda#39;.

Title:Material Cultures, Migrations, and Identities
Author: Anna Pechurina
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-08-13

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