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Det forestilte baklandet: Hjem og tilhørighet i alderdom

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The impermanence of life becomes unavoidable in old age. Many are forced to re-establish their place in the world. This article explores new ways of being home-in-the-world by means of new/old forms of belonging and imaginations tied to a specific time and place. We build upon long-term fieldworks among three elderly women who have been displaced and evacuated from their homes and now live in Denmark, Tibetan exile in India and Greenland. We explore what home means now that they cannot return to their origin home. We approach the home in old age as an imagined “hinterland” (Crapanzano, 2004), existing in the background of the physical home.

Original languageNorwegian
JournalNorsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift
Pages (from-to)132-145
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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