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Resisting the place of belonging : uncanny homecomings in religion, narrative, and the arts

Author: Daniel Boscaljon
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013.
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This book challenges our assumptions about the value of home, arguing for the ethical value of our feeling displaced and homeless in the 21st century. Home is explored in places ranging from digital keyboards to literary texts, and investigates how we mediate our homecomings aesthetically through cultural artifacts and conceptual structures (philosophy, theology, ethics and narratives). In questioning the place of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012018680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Boscaljon
ISBN: 1409453952 9781409453956
OCLC Number: 959874664
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction:Uncanny Homecomings: Becoming Unsettled in Religion, Narrative, and Art; Part I: Uncanny Homecomings; 1 Knowing for the First Time; 2 Staying Found; Part II: Unsettling Foundations of Homes; 3 Homecoming and the Half-Remembered: Environmental Amnesia, the Uncanny and the Path Home; 4 Dwelling Beyond Poetry: The Uncanny Houses of Hawthorne and Poe; 5 The Paradox of Homecoming: Home is Where the Haunt is; 6 Uncanny Courage and Theological Home; 7 ALT + HOME: Digital Homecomings. 8 Faith or Friendship: On Integrating Dimensions of Self-realization in Kierkegaard and Aristotle9 Homecoming as Damnation; Part III: Uncanny Mediations of Homecomings; 10 Revolt Against the City? Art and Home in Iowa; 11 Domestic Doubles, Generic Cities and the Urban Uncanny; 12 Phenomenology and Uncanny Homecomings: Homeworld, Alienworld, and Being-at-Home in Alan Ball's HBO Television Series, Six Feet Under; 13 Coming Home and Places of Mourning; 14 Poetic Habitats, Impossible Homecomings; 15 When the Dead Share the Table: The Uncanny Colonial Home in James Joyce's "The Dead"; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Boscaljon.

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