Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Wednesday, May 28 1:45pm-3:15pm Vallee-399

Primary Session Category: Urban Sociology
Session Code: UrSo1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session seeks papers related to the broad theme of the sociology of home — the material and imagined places in which we live and experience much of our daily lives. We are especially interested in papers that incorporate the investigation of material dwellings and their immediate built environment, the meanings we ascribe to these places and the cultural, political, economic and ecological forces that shape our affect our creation and experiences of home.

Papers might address questions such as: What is the future of the house and how will this impact our understanding of home? How are homes technologies of inclusion/exclusion? What is the art of living in and through home? How is the house a mechanism of discipline? How do larger political and economic trends shape our experience(s) of home? Who controls the creation of home? Can everyone have a home? How are homes either constructed by, or implicated in, the (re)definition between the private and the public, the personal and the common, family and community, leisure and work, and production and consumption?

Session Organizers:
Joseph Moore, Vancouver Island University,
Laura Suski, Vancouver Island University
Gillian Anderson, Vancouver Island University

Chair: Laura Suski


1. Lisa-Jo van den Scott

Relocation of Family Memory: Artifacts on Display

2. Jennifer L. Robinson

Private lives in Public Spaces: Experiences of youth homelessness

3. Renaud Goyer

More than a shelter, a home: Inequality and mobility in the experience of housing

4. Joseph Moore

Urban Festivals and the Politics of Living Home Feelings Lightly

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