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p. 927. Homelessness and uprootednesslocked

  • Michael Allen Fox


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, and lack of faith in authorities. Having a home can never be taken for granted.

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