Questions and expressions of belonging and worlding

David Crouch, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Derby



This article considers some of the complexities through which our feeling of belonging occurs. These are intimate moments in the swirl of living and living with what occurs around us. Things affect us, and in turn we affect them and what they mean for us in our belonging and homing – and of disorientation. There are inflections and influences that are cultural too, and our feelings about our worlds are social, relating with each other and  our shared human values. The discussion corners upon the ways in which we make the feelings of our surroundings; spaces of our belonging. Memory, comparison with other spaces and friendships work in this small but significant process of worlding; our contribution in making our own worlds. Autobiographical inflections are included.

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