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“Not Under My Roof!”

“Not Under My Roof!” Young people are staying at home for longer periods. This study explores how this extended period of living with parents is experienced by young people. In what sense is the parental home also “home” to coresident young adult offspring? How are these constructed meanings of home related to young people's sense of autonomy and the structure of power relations in the family? The findings showed that the concept of home is a core organizing symbol in the discourse about the experience of coresidence with parents, linking the social, emotional, and physical dimensions of the domestic environment with the young person's developing sense of self. The meaning of home is connected to perceived rights to make decisions about how the household might operate, the division of labor within its confines, and the tenor of relationships between its members. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Youth & Society SAGE

“Not Under My Roof!”

Youth & Society , Volume 34 (2): 18 – Dec 1, 2002

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0044-118X
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1552-8499
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10.1177/004411802237864
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Abstract

Young people are staying at home for longer periods. This study explores how this extended period of living with parents is experienced by young people. In what sense is the parental home also “home” to coresident young adult offspring? How are these constructed meanings of home related to young people's sense of autonomy and the structure of power relations in the family? The findings showed that the concept of home is a core organizing symbol in the discourse about the experience of coresidence with parents, linking the social, emotional, and physical dimensions of the domestic environment with the young person's developing sense of self. The meaning of home is connected to perceived rights to make decisions about how the household might operate, the division of labor within its confines, and the tenor of relationships between its members.

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Youth & SocietySAGE

Published: Dec 1, 2002

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