NOTIONS OF HOME (multidimensional concept :pencil2: (flexible, in flux …
NOTIONS OF HOME
multidimensional concept :pencil2:
relations are lived
memories are made
flexible, in flux
home =/= house
can be connected to multiple geographical scales
positive feelings :<3:
home as a place to find and form oneself
influence of home/family
also to express oneself: e.g. wealth
you never forget your home(land) even if you are far away (exile)
memories can provide great support in tough times
feelings make a house/place a home
concept of ideal home = subjective
dependent on age, race, class
changes in the course of history
former times: home close to workplace
today separation between the two
home as a haven where you can retreat/relax
home as a place for your family
negative notions :no_entry:
domination of women
women: homemaking inside = household, childcare, ...
feeling of homelessness even if you have a place to live
negative influence from outside
shattering confluence of family and home
challenge to territory
what to be aware of :warning:
notions of home mentioned here = Western perception
White middle-class nuclear family
notion of home dependent on culture/historical context
home is always in flux
needs to be seen in context
What is it that makes an ideal home?
Is home still a home then?
Is there a change of the notion of home within the novels?
The notion of home is highly dependent on its context and a person's background.
How is home displayed within the novels?
Are such feelings noticeable in the novels?
What is the background of the protagonists?
Do the protagonists use their home as a means to express themselves?
Can the homes portrayed in the novels be considered ideal homes according to these criteria?