Home and Homelands
Home is a place of comfort, sustenance, and belonging; we know who we are because of our sense of home. But many factors - globalization, family breakdown, the legacies of colonialism, war, terrorism, economic crisis - can threaten our ability to be socially, emotionally, psychologically and spirtually at home. Moreover, negative environmental trends are making it increasingly difficult for many human beings to create a home in our overcrowded world.
When people leave home they often develop idealized memories of what they have left behind. We will examine the making of these idealized homes of the imagination in a range of literary and anthropological readings. We will work together to better understand how homes are lived, experienced, and imagined. We will also consider the kinds of homes and homelands we want to make.
For more information, view the ARTS 100 Fall 2013 Brochure or course syllabus
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