Accepted Paper:

Home as an emotionally-loaded space  

Author:

Mari Sarv (Estonian Literary Museum)

Paper short abstract:

A place can obtain emotional value through one's personal memories related to it or through the shared memories. Home is a place with remarkable emotional load. My question is, how this emotional value emerges, and what is the role of the (recurrent) stories in creating this value.

Paper long abstract:

A place can obtain emotional value through one's personal memories related to it or through the shared memories (either personal or public). Home is a place with remarkable emotional load. My question is, how this emotional value emerges, and what is the role of the (recurrent) stories in creating this value.

There seem to be different emotions of being in home (I am in a safe and familiar place) and being separated from one's home (homesickness). Memories, and retelling of memories, sometimes inherited memories from previous generations or in a larger scale, the stories related with local or national identity foster these feelings.

Panel P49
Translating cultural imaginaries of home: near-homes and far-homes