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Home: A Very Short Introduction

Home: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Allen Fox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.001.0001
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book
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9780198747239
A Very Short Introduction
1. The many faces of home

1. The many faces of home  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198747239
1. The many faces of home Abstract Homes are central to human life, but defining what home is can be problematic. Home is a fundamental and universal concept, yet it has multiple associated and layered meanings for different people in a great range of circumstances. ‘The many faces of home’ considers the somewhat elusive notion of home. It looks at the many origins of the word ‘home’, how home is understood in other languages, positive and negative attitudes to home, and the concepts of parochialism and cosmopolitanism. It concludes that home, for all of its immediate and more traditional associations,
4. Critic

4. Critic  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192801593
4. Critic 7 Barthes speaks of his love for ‘scription’, the act of writing: ‘Writing is the hand and thus the body: its impulses, controlling mechanisms, rhythms, weighings, slidings, complications, 8 See Le Plaisir du texte , which explains that the reader accedes to jouissance (the pleasure offered by the radical text) through the cohabitation of languages working side by side (p. 10/4). Barthes notes that he had already discovered this cohabitation in Sade: ‘antipathetic codes (the noble and the trivial, for example) come into contact, pompous and ridiculous neologisms are created; pornographic messages are embodied in sentences so pure that they might be used as grammatical models’ (p. 14/6). Barthes's reading, adding its own language, accentuates these effects of collision.
6. The masked philosopher

6. The masked philosopher  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776113
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805577.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192805577
6. The masked philosopher

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