1st Edition

Home Territories Media, Mobility and Identity

By David Morley Copyright 2000
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    Home Territories examines how traditional ideas of home, homeland and nation have been destabilised both by new patterns of migration and by new communication technologies which routinely transgress the symbolic boundaries around both the private household and the nation state. David Morley analyses the varieties of exile, diaspora, displacement, connectedness, mobility experienced by members of social groups, and relates the micro structures of the home, the family and the domestic realm, to contemporary debates about the nation, community and cultural identities. He explores issues such as the role of gender in the construction of domesticity, and the conflation of ideas of maternity and home, and engages with recent debates about the 'territorialisation of culture'.

    Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Ideas of Home 2. Heimat, Modernity and Exile 3. The Gender of Home 4. At Home With The Media 5. Broadcasting and the Construction of the National Family 6. The Media, The City and The Suburbs: Urban and Virtual Geographies of Exclusion 7. Media, Mobility and Migrancy 8. Postmodern, Virtual and Cybernetic Geographies 9. Borders and Belongings: Strangers and Foreigners 10. Cosmopolitics: Boundary, Hybridity and Identity 11. Postmodernism, Poststructuralism and the Politics of Difference: At Home in Europe?


    David Morley