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Reimagining Home in the 21st Century

release date: Feb 24, 2017
Reimagining Home in the 21st Century
Providing ways of reimagining home, this book demonstrates that thinking differently about home advances our understanding of processes of belonging. Authors in this collection explore home in relation to the figure of the stranger and public space, as well as with a focus on practices of dwelling and materialities. Through these frameworks, the collection as whole suggests that our home does not ‘belong’ to us, rather we ‘belong’ to home.

Thinking Continental

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Thinking Continental
In response to the growing scale and complexity of environmental threats, this volume collects articles, essays, personal narratives, and poems by more than forty authors in conversation about "thinking continental"--connecting local and personal landscapes to universal systems and processes--to articulate the concept of a global or planetary citizenship. Reckoning with the larger matrix of biome, region, continent, hemisphere, ocean, and planet has become necessary as environmental challenges require the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Thinking Continental braids together abstract approaches with strands of more-personal narrative and poetry, showing how our imaginations can encompass the planetary while also being true to our own concrete life experiences in the here and now.

A House Made to Be a Home

release date: Apr 26, 2016
A House Made to Be a Home
In recent years, society has focused more and more attention on the period between active working age and old age (or the “Third Age”). This book reports the results of an experiential home research project in which inhabitant-based information on housing experiences was gathered in order to help housing designers and planners make their products feel “homier”. What is the relationship between housing and experiences of home? What makes housing feel “homey”? What things are necessary in an apartment to make it a real home? The data consist of group discussions which took place in South Ostrobothnia, Finland. The most crucial factors in homey housing proved to be human relationships and the sense of independence in life management. Home functionality, aesthetics, the role of building, movables and culture, as well as the influence of nature and the environment, are also shown to be key elements of homeyness. The concluding chapter differentiates four discourses of housing and ageing. Home is understood as building and possessions, but it can also have emotional content: it is about memories and feelings. Furthermore, it is seen as interaction between the self and surroundings and as a complicated concept of multiple homes varying in time and space.

Intersections of Displacement

release date: Jun 01, 2015
Intersections of Displacement
Refugees are forced to gamble with their lives to flee conflicts, and if they arrive at their intended destination unscathed, they may face the turbulent prospect of asylum defined by a meagre existence, social exclusion, poverty, and even homelessness. Operating at different scales and imagined places, homelessness and asylum seeking are issues of fundamental social justice typically viewed as a problem of cities and crises of national and international concern respectively. However, over the past two decades in particular, the increasing and volatile numbers of asylum seekers arriving in the West have created a new form of homelessness, mainly hidden, often vulnerable, and located in the interstices of international and local displacement. Considering refugee settlement in London, England, and Toronto, Canada, this book argues that this new form of homelessness also requires a new perspective in order to be properly understood, and this perspective should come from refugees themselves. Two main questions are considered: “How do refugees conceive, locate, and reconstruct ‘home’ in the asylum and settlement process?” and “How do national and residential dynamics affect refugees’ sense of home or homelessness?” Drawing on structuration theory amongst other ideas, the book examines the relationship between “refugeeness” and homelessness, and how each is shaped in the countries of asylum. Managed migration strategies in Canada and deterrent migration strategies in the UK have a profound effect on refugees’ perceptions of belonging and acceptance, equality, and the desire and ability to make a home for themselves. In addition to shaping notions of belonging, national support and services (or the lack thereof) structure the pathways to homelessness, revealing distinct trajectories amongst refugees in London and Toronto. The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be contributed to the Canadian Council for Refugees.

This Place I Call Home

release date: Jan 01, 2010
This Place I Call Home
Stories by South Africa-based Meg Vandermerwe, up and coming young writer, academic, teacher of creative writing.

Relief Teaching Themes

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Relief Teaching Themes
Designed to help relief teachers capture their students (ages 9-12 years) interest with lessons that are fun and innovative. The lessons cover 5 learning areas: English, mathematics, the humanities, science and visual arts.

The Unbounded Home

release date: Sep 01, 2009
The Unbounded Home
Lee Anne Fennell explores the relationship between home ownership and neighbourhood, arguing that the desire for active participation in local affairs is directly linked to conern about property values. She looks at how critical issues of neighbourhood control & community composition might be addressed through this link.

Beyond Homelessness

release date: Jun 03, 2008
Beyond Homelessness
This book is a brilliant use of metaphor that makes clear why the world leaves us feeling so uneasy!

Bless This Home

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release date: Jan 01, 2007
Bless This Home
A heartwarming collection of reflections, quotations, blessings, and poetry celebrates the heart of what makes a house a home. 10,000 first printing.

Finding Your Purpose as a Mom

release date: Aug 01, 2004
Finding Your Purpose as a Mom
Life management expert Donna Otto shares with readers simple tips and practical insights to help them have the home of their dreams--one in which holiness reigns and rest, peace, and joy can be found. Women of all ages will benefit from suggestions that will encourage them as they shape the atmosphere of their home create an environment that is relaxing and loving nourish the body and the soul enjoy life with creativity and laughter provide a safe and peaceful place for loved ones and guests alike "Making Your Home Holy Ground "prompts readers to take a fresh look at their hearts and homes and move beyond house beautiful to the fulfillment of house holy.

Golden Thoughts of Mother, Home & Heaven

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Golden Thoughts of Mother, Home & Heaven
Golden Thoughts of Mother, Home & Heaven Brings the best of timeless prose and poetry into your home. This classic volume inspires, instructs, and imparts encouragement to readers of all ages. Let these eternal truths and enduring gems of wisdom fill your heart and mind. Book jacket.

Home Electrical Safety Audit

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release date: Jan 01, 1996

Home and Family Life in a Changing Civilization

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