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Identity and Isolation: The Material Realities of an (almost) Isolated Household in Sandpoint, Idaho

Author(s): Molly E Swords ; Mark Warner

Year: 2015

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Summary

A great deal of archaeology conducted on Chinese immigrant communities in the United States has documented the persistence of an array of traditional cultural practices after arrival.  Recent work in Sandpoint, Idaho has identified a Chinese household/business whose material world contrasts with what many other archaeologists have previously reported on.  What was identified was an amalgamation of continued use of Chinese goods with the incorporation of an array of western habits, particularly in the realm of foodways. While initially puzzling the contrasts identified illustrate the practical reality of being largely isolated in an almost exclusively Anglo-American community.


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Identity and Isolation: The Material Realities of an (almost) Isolated Household in Sandpoint, Idaho. Molly E Swords, Mark Warner. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433895)


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Temporal Keywords
1880-1920


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 514

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America