Nothing to write home about : British family correspondence and the settler colonial everyday in British Columbia (Film, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Nothing to write home about : British family correspondence and the settler colonial everyday in British Columbia
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Nothing to write home about : British family correspondence and the settler colonial everyday in British Columbia

Author: Laura Ishiguro
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material : English
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"In the context of surging interests in reconciliation and decolonization, settler colonialism increasingly occupies political, public, and academic conversations. Turning from the emphasis on Indigenous-settler relations and state policy, Nothing to Write Home About uncovers the colonial significance of trans-imperial families, the everyday, and silence in British family correspondence sent between the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal correspondence
Sources
Correspondence
Correspondance
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Ishiguro
ISBN: 9780774838436 0774838434
OCLC Number: 1295482820
Awards: Commended for The Wilson Book Prize, McMaster University 2020 (Canada)
Description: xiii, 291 pages : map, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Relative distances. "Bind the empire together": the postal system, family letters, and British Columbia --
"Affection can overstep distance": the letter as trans-imperial family --
Part 2: Colonial commonplace. "Absolutely nothing going on": epistolary emotion and unremarkable colonial knowledge --
"A dreadful little glutton": settler food practices and the epistolary everything. Part 3: Family faultlines. "Irreparable loss": family rupture and reconfiguration in letters about death --
"Say nothing": epistolary gossip, silence, and the strategic limits of intimacy --
Conclusion
Responsibility: Laura Ishiguro.

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The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday  Read more...

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"[...]seemingly disparate topics are interwoven with the central threads of settler colonialism and trans-imperial family relations to produce a cohesive and sophisticated analysis." -- Erin Millions Read more...

 
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