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Migrants of identity : perceptions of home in a world of movement

Author: Nigel Rapport; Andrew Dawson
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 1998
Series: Berg ethnicity and identity series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defining "home" as "where one best knows oneself", this text explores the various ways in which people perceive themselves to be "at home" in society. A series of case studies show that for a world  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Rapport; Andrew Dawson
ISBN: 1859739997 9781859739990
OCLC Number: 474290658
Description: ix, 246 s. : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments Part I: Opening a Debate The Topic and the Book Nigel Rapport Andrew Dawson Home and Movement: A Polemic Nigel Rapport Andrew Dawson Part II: Perceptions of Identity in a World of Movement 1 Risky Hiatuses and the Limits of Social Imagination: Expatriacy in the Cayman Islands Home and the Expatriate Vered Amit-Talai 2 Coming Home to a Dream: A Study of the Immigrant Discourse of Ànglo-Saxons' in Israel Home and the Immigrant Nigel Rapport 3 Homeless at Home: Narrations of Post-Yugoslav Identities Home and the Dissident Stef Jansen 4 The Metaphor of H̀ome' in Czech Nationalist Discourse Home and the Nation Ladislav Holy 5 Imaging Children Àt Home', Ìn the Family' and Àt School': Movement Between the Spatial and Temporal Markers of Childhood Identity in Britain Home and the Child Allison James 6 Domestic Appropriations: Multiple Contexts and Relational Limits in the Home-making of Greater Londoners Home and House Eric Hirsch 7 New Identities and the Local Factor --
or When is Home in Town a Good Move? Home and Urbanity Sandra Wallman 8 The Dislocation of Identity: Contestations of H̀ome Community' in Northern England Home and Community Andrew Dawson Part III: Initiating a Response Epilogue: Contested Homes: Home-making and the Making of Anthropology Karen Fog Olwig List of Contributors, Index.
Series Title: Berg ethnicity and identity series
Responsibility: ed. by Nigel Rapport and Andrew Dawson

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