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Home: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Allen Fox

December 2016

ISBN: 9780198747239

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Ideas of home play a prominent role in the way people of all cultures frame an understanding of their lives. This Very Short Introduction considers the enduring concept of home in our modern world, as international and local migration, homelessness, and uprootedness threaten to destabilize our traditional notions of place and belonging.

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Ideas of home play a prominent role in the way people of all cultures frame an understanding of their lives. This Very Short Introduction considers the enduring concept of home in our modern world, as international and local migration, homelessness, and uprootedness threaten to destabilize our traditional notions of place and belonging.

  • Discusses how the concept of home remains a central organizing influence in human life, even as people migrate for opportunities or to escape areas of conflict
  • Asks what we mean by 'home', and looks at those people who either literally have no home, or whose homes are mobile and transitory
  • Draws on an international array of examples to consider the full variety of human dwellings
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Michael Allen Fox, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Queen's University, Canada and Adjunct Professor, University of New England, Australia

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, and philosophy of peace. He is the author of five books that reflect a wide-ranging engagement with philosophy, the most recent of which are: Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge, 2014) and The Remarkable Existentialists (Humanity/Prometheus, 2009). He has also published over sixty-five scholarly articles, many of which are aimed at a broad general readership. In addition, he edited/co-edited Queen's Quarterly, Canada's oldest general-interest intellectual review, for ten years

Table of Contents

    1:The many faces of home
    2:The importance of place
    3:Dwelling and dwellings
    4:Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork
    5:People, objects, and identity
    6:Home politics
    7:Homelessness and uprootedness
    8:The future of home
    References
    Further Reading
    Index