Stories of Home: Place, Identity, Exile offers a window into the distinct ways that home is theorized and conceptualized across disciplines. The essays in this volume consider how people "speak" and "story" home in their everyday lives, why "home" is central to our notion of who we are, and how making home a unit of analysis in research makes a strong conceptual contribution to the field of communication. This collection engages home from diverse contexts and disparate philosophical underpinnings; at the same time the essays converse with each other by centering their foci on the relationship between home, place, identity, and exile. Home-how we experience it and what it says about the selves we come to occupy-is an exigent question of our contemporary moment. Stories of Home: Place, Identity, Exile delivers timely and critical perspectives on these important questions.
Chapter 1: Tracing Home's Habits: Affective Rhythms, Devika Chawla Chapter 2: Musing on Nomadism: Being and Becoming at Home on the Reindeer Range, Myrdene Anderson Chapter 3: Be(Coming) Home, Jonathan Wyatt and Tessa Wyatt Chapter 4: Childhood Homelessness: A Phenomenologial Reflection, Erik Garrett Chapter 5: Home/less in Appalachia, Timothy Baird Chapter 6: Motown Magic and Haunted Hollers: From One Othered America to Another, Rebecca Mercado Thornton Chapter 7: The Exile Narratives, Amarado Rodriguez Chapter 8: Men Making Home, Caryn Medved Chapter 9: Scott and Helen Nearing and the Narrative of the American Homestead as Retreat, Jennifer Adams Chapter 10: Trashing Home, Sean Gleason Chapter 11: A Kind of Hush: Adoptee Diasporas and the Impossibility of Home, Anne M. Harris Chapter 12: Bodies of Working Class Knowledge, Imaginative Mobilities, and Kinesthetic Homes, Stacy Holman Jones Chapter 13: Finding the Backroads Home, Tessa W. Carr Chapter 14: Becoming Home (Elsewhere): Patriarchy Du Jour and the Resilience of Privilege, Craig Gingrich-Philbrook Conclusion: Home, Again, Stacy Holman Jones and Devika Chawla