Refugees and the Meaning of Home

Cypriot Narratives of Loss, Longing and Daily Life in London

  • Helen Taylor

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Helen Taylor
    Pages 1-20
  3. Helen Taylor
    Pages 54-87
  4. Helen Taylor
    Pages 88-117
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 162-188

About this book


This book explores the meaning of home for Cypriot refugees living in London since their island was torn apart by war. Taking an innovative approach, it looks at how spaces, time, social networks and sensory experiences come together as home is constructed. It places refugee narratives at its centre to reveal the agency of those forced to migrate.


Refugees Home Cyprus London Spatial Temporal Material Relational Belonging Agency belonging networks research social network social networks war

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East LondonUK

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