Under My Vine

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dc.contributor.author Sleiman, Hucen
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-28T08:38:30Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-28T08:38:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-07-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14158
dc.description.abstract This research is a study of the links that connect habitus, memory, culture to architecture, and the role that plays the latter in constructing and preserving a sense of belonging and identity. The migratory course, from its beginning, through its journey, to the process of resettlements, is used to establish the significant part that the built environment and architecture have in defining who persons are, what they expect, and where they belong. The habitus theory of Pierre Bourdieu is used as the main framework to explain how the predispositions of any individual are culturally and socially constructed. The research argues that the habitus, with memories of places and culture, enter in defining and constructing deep connections with a built environment and its architecture, which start to form a sense of belonging to a particular context. This thesis presents a comprehensive outline to issues related to identity construction, with an emphasis on memory, culture, place, and migration, and the importance of the built environment and architecture in this construction. The ephemeral aspect of identity, which recreates itself constantly, changing and altering its definition, due to external conditions, such as migration, is studied in this research. A significant focus is put on feelings of loss and alienation, also of nostalgia, that result from the process of migration, which is represented as a detachment from the known and familiar context, especially in the process of re-territorialization in new surroundings. This research, through an exploration of the central role that architecture plays in identity construction in the context of migration, maintains that a strong link exists between habitus, memory, culture, and architecture, which is essential in determining individuals’ expectations and their self-image. Finally, the outcome of this research is used to construct a critique of the architectural discipline that fails to be more socially responsive, especially when it comes to questions related to belonging and identity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Identity (Psychology) in architecture en_US
dc.subject Lebanese -- Migrations en_US
dc.subject Immigrants -- Mali -- Bamako -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Habitus (Sociology) en_US
dc.subject Bourdieu, Pierre -- 1930-2002 en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Under My Vine en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Sense of Belonging, Identity, and Architecture: The Question of Migration en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Migration Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 202005009 en_US
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.commembers El Khoury Malhame, Myriam
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 299 leaves): ill. (some col.)., col. maps en_US
dc.author.advisor Diab, Jasmin
dc.keywords Migration en_US
dc.keywords Architecture en_US
dc.keywords Identity en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese migrants en_US
dc.keywords Bamako en_US
dc.keywords Mali en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 278-299). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.485
dc.author.email hucen.sleiman@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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