chapter  2
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Homes in crisis: Syrian Orthodox Christians in Turkey and Germany: Heidi Armbruster

ByGermany HEIDI ARMB RU STER

The investigation of how ‘transnationalism’ bears on the meanings of ‘home’ in a migrant community presents some difficulties. For instance, from a macro-perspective ‘community’ and ‘home’ seem to be identifiable as things, locations or bounded entities; on a micro-level the reality of ‘community’ and ‘home’ becomes much more difficult to pin down. This is especially so since ‘transnationalism’ permeates both entities with the notion of change and suggests the disjuncture of those social units which form a ‘community’ or live in a ‘home’.