GEOG 571
Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security

9.1 Overview



Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at nationalism as an extension of identity, mobility and migration, and the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers. Now we turn toward a theme that connects all of these: home. In this lesson, you will consider the nature of home, see some critiques of traditional concepts of home, and see how these play out for people who have been displaced.

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Compare traditional and critical conceptualizations of home.
  2. Assess narratives of home for spatial and culturally unique characteristics.
  3. Critique home as a contested concept within a given culture.
  4. Evaluate conceptualizations of home across cultures.


If you have any questions now or at any point during this week, please feel free to post them to the GEOG 571 - General Discussion Forum. (That forum can be accessed at any time in Canvas by opening the Lesson 0: Welcome to GEOG 571 module in Canvas.)