“DOMA JE LEN DOMA”. VÝZNAMY DOMOVA SLOVENSKÝCH MIGRANTIEK V LONDÝNE
“Home is only at home”. Meanings of home of Slovak migrants in London
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The life beyond the borders of mother land brings a lot of changes. It changes identities of the individual persons, the way of identification with their own home and constructions of its meanings. In this paper the author deals with analysing the home meanings of Slovak women migrants living in ethnically mixed marriages in London. By analysis of research data gathered from interviews with respondents she outlines how ideas about home have shaped during their migration process. In the traditional sense home is understood as territorial place. Currently, for which migration is a reality, the emerging awareness about new global facts, which influence perceptions of home of migrants uprooted from mother homeland. This awareness is built on de-territorial basis, through the memories and those places that migrants currently do not or cannot inhabit. The aim of her contribution will uncover the essential internal mechanisms which are activated by creating images of home of her respondents and their imaginations connected with coming back to their mother land.
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