❖ Area of Study – Belonging
To organise your notes for this unit of work, 3 key sections will need to be created:
1. Understanding of the Concept
2. Core textual study: As You Like It
3. Related texts: minimum of TWO required (preferably in different types of texts)
4. Bringing it all together
Section 1: Understanding the Concept
‘Belonging’ is a complex multi-faceted concept that highlights our inherent/gregarious need to feel connected with out peers, it is fundamental to human existence.
What does it mean to belong?
• to be connected with
• be a member
• part of
• to be a inhabitant or dependency
• naturally or rightly placed
• be classified
• fit a specified environment
QUOTES on Belonging
“The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession” (Mark Twain)
“I am no an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world” (Socrates
“He drew a circle that shut me out,
Heretic rebel, a thing to flout.
Bu love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle to drew him in”
Use the table below to identify different ideas about what it means to belong. In the right column, make brief notes about the physical, emotional, psychological (or other) impact that the presence (or absence) of this factor would create. The first example has been completed for you:
Belonging is a perception. Perceptions are shaped within contexts: - personal
A sense of belonging can emerge from connections with:
- the larger world
|Type of Belonging |Identifier |Effect on Individual/Group | |Belonging within families |Physical care, |Provides: comfort, love, support, opportunities for success, ability to progress/develop, | | |kindness, acts of |Acceptance, accord, affiliation, allegiance, alliance, association, camaraderie, | | |support, survival |community, companionship, devotion, duty, fellowship, fidelity harmony homogenous, | | | |inclusion, kinship, loyalty, privileged, refuge, responsibilities, rights, safety, | | | |security, solidarity, stability, union, unity. | | | | | | | |Absence: can lead to isolation, instability, displacement, physical and emotional illness,| | | |inability to experience positive growth, relationship breakdown, depression, alienation, | | | |animosity, antipathy anxiety, bitterness, defiance, disaffection, disagreement | | | |discrimination, dislocation, disorientation, disparity, displacement, dispute, dissension,| | | |disunity, enmity frustration, hostility incongruity, insecurity, isolation, mutiny, | | | |rebelliousness, resentment, seclusion, edition, segregation, uncertainty, sanctions, | | | |disenfranchisement, ostracism, stigmatism, social rejection, anomie | |Belonging within a culture |Food, music, dance, | | | |customs...
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