Tuesday, August 04, 2009

A sense of home in exile

Quote from the article A Sense of Home in Exile by Sandra Dudley:

"Materializing exile"
Displacement inevitably complicates and changes people's relationships with objects and places, as well as with each other. In order to live as 'normally' as possible within a new place, Karenni refugees seek to make it familiar in material ways...

-They are attempting to connect two points in space and time.
-They affirm their connections through the ritual of food, clothing and everyday activities.
-They are re-creating a sense of home.

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