From Home to Community and Settlement: Sense of Place in Different Scales

Shmuel Shamai, Sara Arnon, Izchak Schnell

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This research disassembles the factors included in the concept of sense of place into its components. The study took place among 120 evacuees from both Gaza and northern Samaria. The research investigates what factors affect the creation of an attachment to place and what characterizes each level separately. It was found that the physical landscape is important both for the new place and the previous place and along with the landscape, there are different specific aspects: the attachment to home is primarily connected to the basic family circle, attachment to settlement is primarily formed by attachment to the community circle, and the attachment to the region is ideological.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-163
Number of pages11
JournalStudies on Home and Community Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Community
  • Settlement
  • evacuation

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