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Description - Conceptualising Home by Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony

It is difficult to overstate the everyday importance of home in law. Home provides the backdrop for our lives, and is often the scene or the subject of legal disputes. In addition, in recent decades there has been growing academic interest in the meaning of home, which has prompted empirical studies and theoretical exploration in a wide range of disciplines. Yet, while the authenticity of home as a social, psychological, cultural and emotional phenomenon has been recognised in other disciplines, it has not penetrated the legal domain, where the proposition that home can encapsulate meanings beyond the physical structure of the house, or the capital value it represents, continues to present conceptual difficulties. This book focuses on the competing interests of creditors who lend money against the security of the property and the occupiers who dwell in the property, in the context of possession actions. By mapping the concept of home as it has evolved in other disciplines against existing legal frameworks, Conceptualising Home examines the possibilities for developing a coherent concept of home in law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841135793
ISBN-10: 1841135798
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 44mm)
Pages: 568
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony

Lorna Fox O'Mahony is Professor of Law and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Essex. She was previously Professor of Law at Durham Law School.

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