Whereever I Drop Anchor: Faroese Teenagers’ View on Home and Migration

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Abstract

This article investigates young people’s local identities and interpretations of home as place with the liquid modernity theory and the concept of ‘anchor’ as main foundation. With 40 semi-structured interviews with eight graders
from two locations in the Faroe Islands as material, the article aims to discuss and analyze young people’s perspectives and narratives concerning future place of residence and migration. The findings indicate that young people appreciate their freedom of movement and lifestyle at the same time as they carefully negotiate their identities in order to keep their strong bonds to the family and the home. The article concludes that contemporary young people’s identities cannot be fully grasped without focusing on local contexts and ‘glocal’
processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-69
Number of pages17
JournalFróðskaparrit - Faroese Scientific Journal
Volume62
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Liquid modernity
  • Anchor
  • Home
  • Migration
  • Glocalization
  • Identity

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