In this lesson we looked at the concept of home as a place of extreme significance — one with sometimes mythical qualities. We reviewed some critiques of home and saw how home can be troubled or ruptured through loss, trauma, and other painful experiences. With the readings, we placed these concerns in human security contexts, looking at the experiences of refugees forced to leave home, and post-disaster returns to home. In the next lesson, we will revisit the idea of home as existing across scales as we tie up several of the themes we presented throughout the course.
Complete all of the Lesson 9 tasks
You have reached the end of Lesson 9! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 9 Checklist page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 10.
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