Holly Zeng

Introduction: The ‘Material Turn’ in Migration Studies

Cangbai Wang’s The ‘Material Turn’ in Migration Studies, offers an introduction into how immigration takes place through the medium of materiality. It follows a shift from migrants alone, to seeing how the movements of people and things intersect and interact on different scales. This project explores Auckland’s Chinese supermarkets by Wang’s framework of ‘migrant worlds’, interested in how the material environment constitutes different forms of mobility, reflecting the cultural exchange and transmission that occurs via migration.

Holly Zeng

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