Coming to America: a Family Narrative of Things

Joan Ball, St. John's University, USA
Martin Dominguez Ball, Goddard College, USA
This film explores the life stories and immigration experience of a Uruguayan-American family through the lens of their possessions and acquisitions. The heterogeneity of the immigrant experience is evident in the participants' stories as is the deep relationship between personal artifacts and carrying forward a sense of home.
[ to cite ]:
Joan Ball and Martin Dominguez Ball (2014) ,"Coming to America: a Family Narrative of Things", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 757-757.