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Globalizing flowscapes and the historical archaeology of the Mormon domain
International Journal of Historical Archaeology
  • Timothy Scarlett, Michigan Technological University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-2006
Abstract
Historical archaeology within the Mormon Domain should focus upon the globalizing flowscapes defined by Arjun Appaduri: ethnoscapes, mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, and ideoscapes. This perspective moves archaeological scholarship away from attempts to identify a single “Mormon Culture Pattern” and illustrate that pattern's collapse to processes of Americanization and Globalization after Utah achieved statehood. By shifting the focus to the relationships of exchange organized using the flowscapes, the Mormon Domain becomes an ideal venue to explore the roots of globalization's bifurcating tendency to deterritorialize nations and regions by connecting local places with transnational population movements. This intellectual perspective will further align historical archaeology in Utah and the Great Basin with general trends in historical archaeology, New Western History, and New Mormon History.
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© 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Publisher's version of record: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10761-006-0008-0

Citation Information
Timothy Scarlett. "Globalizing flowscapes and the historical archaeology of the Mormon domain" International Journal of Historical Archaeology Vol. 10 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 109 - 134
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/timothy-scarlett/3/