Globalizing Flowscapes and the Historical Archaeology of the Mormon Domain

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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.

KEY WORDS:

Mormon domain globalization flowscapes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Program in Industrial Heritage and ArchaeologyDepartment of Social Sciences/AOB 209, Michigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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