International Perspectives on Culture, Identity, and Belonging
Edited By Margarethe Kusenbach and Krista E. Paulsen
Home: An Introduction Margarethe Kusenbach Krista E. Paulsen
1 Home: An Introduction Margarethe Kusenbach Krista E. Paulsen The overall goal of this edited volume is to foster an exchange of knowledge and ideas between social scientists, both novice and experi‑ enced, who are examining issues of home within different scholarly and national contexts. The book has already built bridges among its contrib‑ utors, yet our primary aim is that it will help readers who approach this topic from different corners, literally and figuratively, to enhance their own thinking and research agendas. We hope that the volume offers a range of interesting theoretical, methodological, and empirical insights toward this purpose. The volume’s contributors are a rather diverse group, geograph‑ ically and otherwise: they currently live in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany; and they include both junior and senior scholars. Research sites and areas include Utrecht, Rotterdam, London and surroundings, Berlin, Hamburg, Kaluga (near Moscow), Vancouver, Chicago, Las Vegas, the larger Jacksonville and Tampa areas in Florida, as well as Southern and Central Sweden, Southern California, and the US Midwest. The volume brings together a series of original chapters based on recently conducted research regarding issues of home within a particular scholarly niche: qualitative studies done primarily by sociologists—with an honorary political scientist, anthropologist, gerontologist, and visual artist mixed in. While we agree with Mallett (2004) that the topic of home is ultimately best approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, this focus was selected for the mundane reasons that we are most familiar...
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