What is it about?

This paper talks about the multiple meanings of home, ranging from family to the nation; from one room to multiple dwellings; from emotional object-memories to the nature's rhythms; and to the peace of one's bed. Meanings of home do not differ whether one lives in a house or a flat but detached houses rather than flats facilitate more fully their appropriation.

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Why is it important?

Meanings of home are a still under-research subject in the context of the post-communist transformation of Eastern Europe. This is an attempt to fill this gap.


As I have been away from Romania for quite some time, the writing of this article was quite an emotional time. I just missed my home...

Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita

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This page is a summary of: The meaning of home in Romania: views from urban owner–occupiers, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, February 2014, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s10901-014-9396-3.
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