Seeking Home in a Strange Land


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 Seeking Home in a Strange Land: True stories of the changing meaning of home

Time and place: The Nordic House February 22 12:00-13:15. The event is in English and is free of charge.

What does the experience of home mean in this swirling chaos of shifting peoples currently overwhelming the capacities of nations to absorb them? More to the point, what does home mean to you, and how well do you know what it is to feel as the stranger  and what does it mean ‘seeking home in a strange land?’ How do we find our sense of home, when and where do we feel alienated, and who or what makes us ill at ease with their foreign nature? This invitation to reflection on issues both political and personal leads to essays that share a wealth of personal experiences even as they ground their explorations in solid social research that connects our personal and professional worlds.

Dr. Sietske Dijkstra is a guest teacher at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland. She will give a lecture where she will discuss the contents of his book: Seeking Home in a Strange Land: True stories of the changing meaning of home, referring to the experience of migrants and refugees of what and where home is.

Dr. Sietske Dijkstra is a social sciences professional who has developed expertise in the areas of domestic violence, complex divorce, and family safety over nearly thirty years.

The lecture is held by the RBF – Research Centre of Children and Family, the Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland and MARK – The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies.

Time and place: The Nordic House February 22 12:00-13:15.

The event is organized by RBF and MARK.

 


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