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Home as a Region
Theano S. Terkenli
Vol. 85, No. 3 (Jul., 1995), pp. 324-334
Published by: American Geographical Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/215276
Page Count: 11
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This essay explores the processes by which place becomes home and examines the characteristics of a home region that distinguish it from other types of regions. In contemporary Western society, weakening human identification with place and with social groups seems to be reducing home to a mere accumulation of habits that are elaborations on modern or postmodern lifestyles. A home region is a system of interlinked patterns of habitual association and attachment. However, realization that the world is increasingly interconnected and interdependent may produce the backlash of a return to home contexts that are most familiar and intimate. Intense affection for home points to a dialectical relationship between the extent of personal or collective homes and attachment to them.
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