Home, Materiality, Memory and Belonging

Keeping Culture

Author: Rachel Hurdley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 434

Assembling Mass Observation Archive material with historiographies of family, house and nation from ancient-Greece to present-day Europe, China and America, this book contributes to current debates on identity, belonging, memory and material culture by exploring how power works in the small spaces of home.

Home, Materiality, Memory and Belonging

Keeping Culture

Author: Rachel Hurdley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 231

Assembling Mass Observation Archive material with historiographies of family, house and nation from ancient-Greece to present-day Europe, China and America, this book contributes to current debates on identity, belonging, memory and material culture by exploring how power works in the small spaces of home.

Home, Memory and Belonging in Italian Postcolonial Literature

Author: Chiara Giuliani

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page:

View: 621

This lucid and finely crafted book explores how migration has made home a constantly evolving concept and how practices of home-making can extend through memory and imagination to include spaces as diverse as the call centre and the train station. Providing detailed new readings of a range of postcolonial texts in Italian, this book will be essential reading for all scholars and students who engage with cultural representations of migration. Emma Bond, Reader, University of St Andrews, Scotland This is an inspirational book that provides a compelling analysis of how migration literature negotiates and reconceives notions of home. Giuliani brilliantly explores how domestic and public spaces are reconfigured in postcolonial literature, allowing us to grasp the complexity of the lived experiences of migrants. Giulianis engaging work offers an innovative perspective on migration culture; an essential reading for anyone interested in Postcolonial, Memory and Space Studies. Simone Brioni, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, USA This book examines the meaning of home through the investigation of a series of public and private spaces recurrent in Italian postcolonial literature. The chapters, by considering Termini train station in Rome, phone centres, the condominium, and the private spaces of the bathroom and the bedroom, investigate how migrant characters inhabit those places and turn them into familiar spaces of belonging. Home, Memory and Belonging in Italian Postcolonial Literature suggests home spaces as a lens to examine these places and the practices enacted by their inhabitants to feel at home. Drawing on a wide array of sources, this book focuses on the role played by memory in creating transnational connections between present and past locations and on how these connections shape migrants sense of self and migrants identity. Dr Chiara Giuliani is Lecturer in Italian Studies at University College Cork (Ireland). She researches different aspects of postcolonial literature, questions of home and identity, as well as the cultural representation of the Chinese community in Italy. She has published widely on these topics in academic journals and books.

Cosmos and Materiality in Early Modern Prague

Author:

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 948

In the seventeenth century Prague was the setting for a complex and shifting spiritual world. By studying the city's material culture, this book presents a bold alternative understanding of early modern religion in central Europe.

Climate, Society and Elemental Insurance

Capacities and Limitations

Author: Kate Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 666

In this book, world-leading social scientists come together to provide original insights on the capacities and limitations of insurance in a changing world. Climate change is fundamentally changing the ways we insure, and the ways we think about insurance. This book moves beyond traditional economics and financial understandings of insurance to address the social and geopolitical dimensions of this powerful and pervasive part of contemporary life. Insurance shapes material and social realities, and is shaped by them in turn. The contributing authors of this book show how insurance constitutes and is constituted through the traditional elements of earth, water, air, fire, and the novel element of big data. The applied and theoretical insights presented through this novel elemental approach reveal that insurance is more dynamic, multifaceted, and spatially variegated than commonly imagined. This book is an authoritative source on the capacities and limitations of insurance. It is a go-to reference for researchers and students in the social sciences – particularly those with an interest in economics and finance, and how these intersect with geography, politics, and society. It is also relevant for those in the disaster, environmental, health, natural, and social sciences who are interested in the role of insurance in addressing risk, resilience, and adaptation.

Heritage in the Home

Domestic Prehabitation and Inheritance

Author: Caron Lipman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 850

This book explores how people encounter the pasts of their homes, offering insights into the affective, emotional and embodied geographies of domestic heritage. For many people, the intimacy of dwelling is tempered by levels of awareness that their home has been previously occupied by other people whose traces remain in the objects, décor, spaces, stories, memories and atmospheres they leave behind. This book frames home as a site of historical encounter, knowledge and imagination, exploring how different forms of domestic ‘inheritance’ – material, felt, imagined, known – inform or challenge people’s homemaking practices and feelings of belonging, and how the meanings and experiences of domestic space and dwelling are shaped by residents’ awareness of their home’s history. The domestic home becomes an important site for heritage work, an intimate space of memories and histories – both our own but also not our own – a place of real and imagined encounters with a range of selves and others. This book will be of interest to academics, students and professionals in the fields of heritage studies, cultural geography, contemporary archaeology, public history, museum studies, sociology and anthropology.

Sociology of Home

Belonging, Community, and Place in the Canadian Context

Author: Gillian Anderson

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 658

This collection explores sociological analyses of home in Canada, drawing upon studies of family, urban and rural communities, migration and immigration, and other areas to discuss the idea of “home.” This volume, organized across three parts, moves from the micro-level of personal homemaking, to the meso-level of neighbourhood community, to the macro-level of political ecology. The contributors, both new and established scholars, draw upon a plurality of standpoints, including gendered, class-based, racialized, and Indigenous voices. It is the first Canadian collection of readings on the sociology of home.

Memory, Mobility, and Material Culture

Author: Chiara Giuliani

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 172

With a focus on the object and where it is situated, in time (memory) and space (mobility), Memory, Mobility, and Material Culture embodies a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approach. The chapters track the movement of the objects and their owner(s), within and between continents, countries, cities, and families. Objects have always been considered with an eye to their worth – economic, aesthetic, and/or functional. If that worth is diminished, their meaning and value disappear, they are just things. Yet things can still fulfil functions in our daily lives; they hold symbolic potential, from personal memory triggers, to focal points of public ritual and religion; from collectors’ obsession, to symbols of loss, displacement, and violence. By bringing into dialogue the work of specialists in ethnology, art history, architecture, and design; literature, languages, cultures, and heritage studies, this volume considers how displaced memory – the memory of refugees, migrants, and their descendants; of those who have moved from the countryside to the city; of those who have faced personal upheaval and profound social change; those who have been forced into exile or experienced major personal or collective loss – can become embodied in material culture. This book is important reading to those interested in cultural and social history and cultural studies.

Migration, Settlement, and the Concepts of House and Home

Author: Iris Levin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 831

How do migrants feel "at home" in their houses? Literature on the migrant house and its role in the migrant experience of home-building is inadequate. This book offers a theoretical framework based on the notion of home-building and the concepts of home and house embedded within it. It presents innovative research on four groups of migrants who have settled in two metropolitan cities in two periods: migrants from Italy (migrated in the 1950s and 1960s) and from mainland China (migrated in the 1990s and 2000s) in Melbourne, Australia, and migrants from Morocco (migrated in the 1950s and 1960s) and from the former Soviet Union (migrated in the 1990s and 2000s) in Tel Aviv, Israel. The analysis draws on qualitative data gathered from forty-six in depth interviews with migrants in their home-environments, including extensive visual data. Levin argues that the physical form of the house is meaningful in a range of diverse ways during the process of home-building, and that each migrant group constructs a distinct form of home-building in their homes/houses, according to their specific circumstances of migration, namely the origin country, country of destination and period of migration, as well as the historical, economic and social contexts around migration.

Ethnographies of Home and Mobility

Shifting Roofs

Author: Alejandro Miranda Nieto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 805

This book lays out a framework for understanding connections between home and mobility, and situates this within a multidisciplinary field of social research. The authors show how the idea of home offers a privileged entry point into forced migration, diversity and inequality. Using original fieldwork, they adopt an encompassing lens on labour, family and refugee flows, with cases of migrants from Latin America, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. With the book structured around these key topics, the authors look at how practices of home and mobility emerge along with emotions and manifold social processes. In doing so, their scope shifts from the household to streets, neighbourhoods, cities and even nations. Yet, the meaning of 'home' as a lived experience goes beyond place; the authors analyse literature on migration and mobility to reveal how the past and future are equally projected into imaginings of home.