Being-here : placemaking in a world of movement / Annika Lems.

Author
Lems, Annika [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : Berghahn, 2018.
  • ©2018
Description
x, 240 pages ; 24 cm.

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Exploring the lifeworlds of Halima, Omar and Mohamed, three middle-aged Somalis living in Melbourne, Australia, the author discusses the interrelated meanings of emplacement and displacement as experienced in people's everyday lives. Through their experiences of displacement and placemaking, Being-Here examines the figure of the refugee as a metaphor for societal alienation and estrangement, and moves anthropological theory towards a new understanding of the crucial existential links between Sein (Being) and Da (Here).
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index.
Contents
  • Walkers of the everyday
  • Placing Somalia
  • Living one-eyed
  • An accidental move
  • Home-building
  • Homewards
  • At home in the universe
  • Gendered dis/emplacements
  • Displaced stories
  • Placeless dreams
  • Final juncture : concluding words.
ISBN
  • 9781785338496 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 1785338498 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2017053737
OCLC
1004156602
Other standard number
  • 40028301513
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