Ways of Dwelling

Crisis - Craft - Creativity


This volume offers a selection of articles developed from the SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) congress 2017 in Göttingen which all focus on the topic of dwelling.

  • How are ways of dwelling imagined, conceptualized, narrated, crafted, materialized, put in practice, represented in artwork, transformed and challenged?
  • What is the role of mobility and migration, memory and creativity, hopes and fears when individuals and groups make their homes?
  • What epistemological and methodological grounds do ethnologists, folklorists and specialists from neighbouring disciplines use to grasp the concept of dwelling?

The articles include aspects of buildings and atmospheres, personal migrant objects in transnational living contexts, the role of objects in artwork, the importance of specific places and quarters for residents, traumatic memories of victims and their relatives, dwelling and old age, a historical overview of the construction of concepts of home and some fundamental anthropological considerations linked with dwelling.


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