At Home, at Mine (chez moi). Return to Oneself

  • Petar Bojanić University of Belgrade & University of Rijeka


My intention is to reconstruct three “relational notions” (Popper) – house, homeland, and nostalgia – in order to show the violent strategies that determine them and on which they depend. Nostalgia and the idea of returning to “oneself”, along with various protocols of affirmation of identity, birth, and dwelling, imply interruption of war and violence while also allowing for their possibility and renewal. The text affirms Clausewitz’s notion of friction and reveals its potential for any possible theory of peace.