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ERIC Number: EJ782155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Finding Home: Challenges Faced by Geographically Mobile Families
Allen, Sarah
Family Relations, v57 n1 p84-99 Jan 2008
This qualitative study explores the dialectical dimensions of home as experienced by geographically mobile couples. Informants (N = 48) defined home as having multiple meanings and locations, with 4 dialectical tensions embedded within their experience. Home was situated between (a) geographic spaces that were here and there, (b) geographic spaces that were temporary and permanent, (c) temporal spaces in the past and future, and (d) child and adult identities. Two key strategies emerged in navigating these tensions: (a) resolving ambivalence and (b) maintaining ambivalence. Implications and applications of the findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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