Nothing to write home about : British family correspondence and the settler colonial everyday in British Columbia
- Laura Ishiguro.
- Vancouver : UBC Press, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xiii, 291 pages ; 24 cm
- Ishiguro, Laura, 1984- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-284) and index.
- Part 1: Relative Distances
- 1 "Bind the Empire Together": The Postal System, Family Letters, and British Columbia
- 2 "Affection Can Overstep Distance": The Letter as Trans-Imperial Family
- Part 2: The Colonial Commonplace
- 3 "Absolutely Nothing Going on": Epistolary Emotion and Unremarkable Colonial Knowledge
- 4 "A Dreadful Little Glutton": Settler Food Practices and the Epistolary Everyday
- Part 3: Family Faultlines, Fractured Knowledge
- 5 "Irreparable Loss": Family Rupture and Reconfiguration in Letters about Death
- 6 "Say Nothing": Epistolary Gossip, Silence, and the Strategic Limits of Intimacy Conclusion Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Scholars of history, post-colonial studies, literary studies, biography writing, space and cultural geography, Canadian Studies, British Studies, and in the burgeoning field of settler colonial studies will find this book to be of interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- British > British Columbia > Correspondence.
- Colonists > British Columbia > Correspondence.
- Immigrants > British Columbia > Correspondence.
- Letter writing > British Columbia > History > 19th century.
- Letter writing > British Columbia > History > 20th century.
- Families > British Columbia > Sources.
- British Columbia > Emigration and immigration > History > 19th century > Sources.
- British Columbia > Emigration and immigration > History > 20th century > Sources.
- British Columbia > Biography > Sources.
- Publication date
- Copyright date
- 9780774838436 (hardcover)
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