Home: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 23, 2016

byMichael Allen Fox

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Thoughts and feelings about home traditionally provided people of all cultures with a firm sense of where they belonged, and why. But with the world rapidly changing, many of our basic notions are becoming problematic. Both internationally and within countries, populations are constantly onthe move, seeking better opportunities and living conditions, or an escape from violence and war. In spite of, or perhaps even because of these trends, ideas about home continue to shape the way people everywhere frame an understanding of their lives. In this Very Short Introduction Michael Allen Fox considers the complex meaning of home and the essential importance of place to human psychology. Drawing on a wide array of international examples he discusses what dwelling is and the variety of dwellings. Fox also looks at the politics of theconcept of 'home', homelessness, refugeeism and migration, and the future of home, and argues that home remains a central organizing concept in human life.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Thoughts and feelings about home traditionally provided people of all cultures with a firm sense of where they belonged, and why. But with the world rapidly changing, many of our basic notions are becoming problematic. Both internationally and within countries, populations are constantly onthe move, seeking better opportunities and liv...

Michael Allen Fox is Adjunct Professor, School of Humanities, University of New England, Australia, and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His main research interests are in the areas of nineteenth-century European philosophy, existentialism, environmental philosophy, ethics and animals, an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:November 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The many faces of home2. The importance of place3. Dwelling and dwellings4. Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork5. People, objects, and identity6. Home politics7. Homelessness and uprootedness8. The future of homeReferencesFurther ReadingIndex