Perceptions and ideas of belonging, or of not belonging, vary. -
Perceptions – how someone sees or understands belonging (subjective view). -
Ideas – may attempt to present objectively (e.g. thesis or academic article.) Of belonging or not belonging.
Belonging/Not Belonging - to understand/explore any concept look at its opposite as well. Define and understand belonging by what it is, but also confine/restrict that concept by understanding what it isn’t. Perceptions are shaped within personal, cultural, historical and social contexts. -
Contexts – background, circumstances relevant to.
Shaped – ways of thinking, experiences – our understanding of the world and others based on our experience with it. A sense of belonging can emerge from the connections made with people, places, groups, communities and the larger world. -
Connections – a relationship in which a person, thing or idea is linked or associated with something else. -
A sense of belonging – feeling, subjective, personal
People – siblings, partners, parents, strangers
Belonging in terms of experiences, notions of identity, relationships, acceptance and understanding -
Experiences – relates to the notions of identity. Experiences with self, others and the world. -
Cannot belong if an individual is insecure; to feel accepted and understand. Vocabulary/terminology i.e. words associated with belonging and not belonging. Can describe individuals, groups, states of being, conditions, circumstances etc. Belonging
People who belong
People who don’t belong
Please join StudyMode to read the full document