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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
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198747239
A Very Short Introduction
7. Homelessness and uprootedness

7. Homelessness and uprootedness  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198747239
7. Homelessness and uprootedness Abstract No discussion of home is complete without taking account of homelessness. ‘Homelessness and uprootedness’ discusses the different categories of homelessness: those who chronically have no home; those who no longer have a place to call home because of circumstances; migrants who have had more than one place to call home, but confront issues of who they are and where they truly belong; and those who are spiritually homeless. It also considers the ‘unmooring’ of modern culture: how much of present-day life is characterized by fragmentation of interests, cynicism, a sense of exile, alienation and disillusionment,

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