Home, Adventure and Belonging

  • Mariann MärtsinEmail author
Part of the Sociocultural Psychology of the Lifecourse book series (SPL)


This chapter focuses on the theme of mobility and discusses how the dialectics of home and away are activated by the experience of migration and push us to reconsider our ways of being and belonging to home, homeland and home community. These themes are unpacked by drawing upon two case studies that allow an examination of the ways in which meanings about belonging to a specific ethnic group are challenged, suspended and reconstructed in relation to the experience of moving away from home and exploring how the adventure away from home and the journey into adulthood can become intertwined. Together, the case studies allow unpacking the idea that identity can be conceptualised as a semiotic border-making process between different others, self and others, and within the self.


Mobility Migration Home Belonging Transition to adulthood Border-making 


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  1. 1.School of Natural Sciences and HealthTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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