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The question of home is a complicated one. While home is emplaced, the notion of home does not simply point to just a location. This chapter thus utilizes what I call the trope of the ‘vignette’ to look at the concept of home in order to identify some aspects of what constitutes and/or (re)creates it for displaced individuals. It does so by performing a close reading of key moments in the film Salt of this Sea by Annemarie Jacir and the collection of essays The Idea of Home by John Hughes.
Title
Seeking Home
Subtitle
Vignettes of Homes and Homing
Author(s)
Amina ElHalawani
Identifier
Description
The question of home is a complicated one. While home is emplaced, the notion of home does not simply point to just a location. This chapter thus utilizes what I call the trope of the ‘vignette’ to look at the concept of home in order to identify some aspects of what constitutes and/or (re)creates it for displaced individuals. It does so by performing a close reading of key moments in the film Salt of this Sea by Annemarie Jacir and the collection of essays The Idea of Home by John Hughes.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
October 11, 2022
Subject
Home
Homing
Vignettes
Affect
Displacement
Displaced persons
Memory
Rights
© by the author(s)
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Language
en-GB
short title
Seeking Home
page start
213
page end
226
Source
The Case for Reduction, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Jakob Schillinger, Cultural Inquiry, 25 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 213–26

Publication scheduled for 11 October 2022