Thinking Home challenges and extends the existing scholarship on the subject of ‘home’ in a period which has seen unprecedented levels of movement cross the globe. Sanja Bahun and Bojana Petric have collated essays that revisit existing ideas to introduce new ways of thinking on home, from the individual and local, through communal, to the international levels. While home informs our feelings of belonging and displacement, and our activities, such as migration, housing, and language learning, Bahun, Petric and contributors look to specific under-studied areas and encompass them within a major framework that allows for assessment through multiple disciplinary and expressive lenses. Thinking Home examines examples such as temporary homes, homes on the road, new and emergent modes of home-making, and minority groups in home and housing debates. Fresh, timely and topical, Thinking Home is rooted in activism and policy-making in the sector of 'home'; the essays both challenge and extend the existing scholarship on this subject. This collection combines perspectives of aesthetics, anthropology, cultural and literary studies, law, linguistics, philosophy, sociology, psychoanalysis, political science and activist responses in one whole. It will be essential reading for students of anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies and philosophy.

chapter |13 pages

Homing in on Home

BySanja Bahun, Bojana Petrić

part Part One|81 pages

Homeness and Home-Making

chapter 2|13 pages

Domestic Dislocation - When Home is Not So Sweet

ByCharlotte Weinberg, Obinna Nwosu

chapter 3|17 pages

Home: Paradoxes, Complexities and Vital Dynamism

ByRenos K. Papadopoulos

chapter 5|5 pages

Harvesting Stories: Home and Communities

(An Art Project)
ByLily Hunter Green

part Part Two|78 pages

Home and Dispossession

chapter 6|22 pages

'He's Just a Bum, But Who Ain't?': The Mirror of Homelessness

ByAmy M. E. Morris

chapter 8|9 pages

Recalling Home: Farewell to the House in Petřínská Street (A Theatre Project)

ByBiljana Golubović, Dragan Dragin

chapter 9|22 pages

The Emotional Dimension of Trading on Home in Later Life: Experiences of Shame, Guilt and Pride

ByLouise Overton, Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Matthew Gibson

part Part Three|49 pages

Languages of Home

chapter 10|8 pages

The Romani Language: A Signpost to Home

ByDamian Le Bas

chapter 11|21 pages

Migration and Belonging in the Home Literacies of Mirpuri Families

ByTony Capstick

chapter 12|17 pages

Language at Home: A Reclaimed Heritage

BySusan Samata