Why is home so important to us?

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” “Home is where the heart is.” These well-known expressions indicate that home is somewhere that is both desirable and that exists in the mind’s eye as much as in a particular physical location. Across cultures and over the centuries people of varied means have made homes for themselves and for those they care about.

Home: A Very Short Introduction
Michael Allen Fox
Very Short Introductions
  • Discusses how the concept of home remains a central organizing influence in human life, even as people migrate for opportunities or to escape areas of conflict
  • Asks what we mean by ‘home’, and looks at those people who either literally have no home, or whose homes are mobile and transitory
  • Draws on an international array of examples to consider the full variety of human dwellings

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