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    Belonging  -conceptualizing_-_session_1_handout_ppt Belonging -conceptualizing_-_session_1_handout_ppt Presentation Transcript

    • Belonging…
      • Conceptualizing Belonging….
      • explores a concept
      • examines how it can be represented in different texts
      • analyses how notions of belonging can impact on our perceptions of self and our place in the world
      • triggers personal reflection
    • Connections to: Family Place Cultural background Culture Community Nation begin at birth
    • Family connections ‘ Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.’ Susan Lieberman
    • A Sense of Place
      • ‘ The meaning, intention, felt value and significance that individuals or groups give to particular places’
      • (Curtis & Rees Jones, 1998)
      Belonging can be linked to…
    • Culture, Heritage
    • Religion
    • Patriotism, Nationalism & Culture
    • Friendship
    • A sense of Not Belonging however can generate negative feelings of:
      • Alienation
      • Disaffection
      • Estrangement
      • Dislocation
      • Isolation
      • Marginalisation
      • Rebellion
    • There are strong, instinctive forces that promote unity within a group. ‘ By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier’. Susan Lieberman
    • This need to belong is supported by sociological study. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom.
    • Texts can explore positive associations with belonging
    • Texts can also explore the problems connected with not belonging
    • Trying to fit in or conform
    • But never quite managing to
    • Having to hide who you want to be Secret Identity
    • Fighting Stereotypes
    • Coping with…
    • Exclusion Marginalisation Isolation
    • Fractured self - image
    • Aggression and Intimidation Exclusion can result from…
    • Racism and Prejudice
    • Tyranny
    • Armed Conflict
    • Displacement and resettlement
    • Still Confused? Belonging Concepts What does it mean and signify? Motherhood statements Prescribed Text What notions are represented? How are these communicated? ORTs TWO that meet typical type questions and link and/or challenge prescribed text
    • Recapping: Our intuitive need to belong can:
      • Have both positive and negative consequences
      • Shape our individuality and sense of self
      • Can influence our beliefs, actions and emotions
      • Dictate our view of the world-mindset
      • Be textually represented in various ways
    • Conceptualising Challenge What do the following images say to you about belonging? Jot down as many single word ideas as you can in the time you have – approximately 20 seconds each:
    • You must show understanding of different notions of Belonging and what it signifies through:
      • Recognition of belonging concepts in unseen texts (Section 1)
      • Composition incorporating belonging concepts
      • (Section 2)
      • Through explicit thesis statements
      • Textual analysis
      • Textual comparison (Section 3)