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The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Europe and the United States Jan Willem Duyvendak

The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Europe and the United States

Jan Willem Duyvendak

Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9780230293991
Paperback
192 pages
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This book addresses prominent debates in Western Europe and the United States on themes as seemingly diverse as national identity and nostalgia, migration and integration, gender relations and caring communities. At the most fundamental level, allMoreThis book addresses prominent debates in Western Europe and the United States on themes as seemingly diverse as national identity and nostalgia, migration and integration, gender relations and caring communities. At the most fundamental level, all of these debates deal with the right to belong and the ability to feel at home. The book examines what has happened to the home feelings of the majority under the influence of the two major revolutions of our times: the gender revolution and increased mobility due to globalization. It analyzes how home has been politicized, examines the risks of this politicization, as well as exploring alternative home-making strategies that aim to transcend the logic of identities where one groups ability to feel at home comes at the expense of other groups.