Building Belonging; Affecting Feelings of Home through Community Building Interventions

€ 15,00

This ethnographic study deals with the question as to how state-supported community building interventions, that attempt to create a collective sense of belonging among (specific groups of) residents in urban settings, affect feelings of home of the individuals they target.

It scrutinizes if and how feelings of home of residents involved are affected, by mapping out in great detail how these interventions work in practice, how they are experienced by participants, and by comparing accounts of those who see themselves as insiders and those who – (un)willingly – remain outsiders of the professionally
established local community.