(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Single people’s geographies of home : intimacy and friendship beyond ‘the family’

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Geography and Environment, Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper explores some of the contested meanings of ‘home’ for those who are single; and examine how single people have created new forms of home and new spaces of at-homeness with those with whom they are not biologically (or romantically) related. It concludes by asking how we might help foster, build, and create new forms of dwelling that might better match single people’s imaginings and desires for a home outside of heteronormative coupledom. Ultimately the paper argues that the exclusion of the figure of the single is one of the key omissions in the work of those interested in challenging the geographies of exclusion and inequality


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no10 [pp. 2452-2468]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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