|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Home is one of the core concepts of Western culture. The concept of home defies easy definitions because it also holds a strong personal meaning, which changes through the course of a lifetime. In general, it refers to a personal bonding with a place and an emotional attachment to living beings in that location. Western culture and society thrive on the emotional, social, and spatial opposition between the domains of home and work. This opposition is the outcome of a historic development of the progressive separation of the two domains that accelerated in the nineteenth century in response to industrialization and subsequent urbanization but was only completed in twentieth century.