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Konceptualizacija doma pri osamostaljivanju mladih na području grada Zagreba


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Bernik, Kristina. (2015). Konceptualizacija doma pri osamostaljivanju mladih na području grada Zagreba. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Škrbić Alempijević, Nevena].

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The author researches the making of home in the context of emancipation of young adults in the area of the city of Zagreb. Through discussing the term home with her informants she comes to the conclusion that home is a subjective term with positive conotations that is in constant flux and state of incompleteness. The results of the research show that home is not unchangeable, stable feeling tied to just one space or a concrete place, that it cannot be „taken for granted“, neither can it be persumed that it exists and emerges „on it's own“. Security, comfort, the feeling that we are in our own place where everything is how we want it to be, and that we can be ourselves when "at home" are the results of active efforts taken by the tennants, mostly by asserting control over the space and subsequent rutinisation. These aspects of home are also fluid and unstable and because of this we are, through changes and interventions in space, searching and valorising, amplifying and reorganising even years after we moved in. The author concludes that home is made over time, through certain actions, practices and customs, and is therefore not just a passive inhernt property of a place passed on the tennant simply through the act of moving in. Making of home as an act of emancipation can be observed through the prism of liminality wherein tennants through methods of making home, from the first considerations of emancipation, through the furnishing and decoration of home to the first visits from family and friends are asserting control over their own space that serves as a means of representation and a place of fulfillment of their personal needs.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emancipation, youth, home, making a home.
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Škrbić Alempijević, Nevena
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 16:11
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 16:11

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