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Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality

M. Jan Holton

Abstract

Longing for Home explores the psychological, social, and theological impact of forcibly losing one’s home place and asks two questions: What is it about home that makes its loss so profound? And, How should we think about this theologically? This book explores the notion of home and its loss from the perspectives of four very diverse groups who have suffered forced displacement: an indigenous tribe of Batwa in Uganda, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Congo and Sudan, American soldiers struggling with PTSD, and homeless persons in the United States. The author uses her own ex ... More

Keywords: Displacement, Refugees, Veterans, Homeless, Home, Hospitality, Community, Belonging, Care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300207620
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300207620.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Jan Holton, author
Yale Divinity School