Homing Interviews

Homing Interview #7
Homing Interview #7: Daniel Miller

 

Conducted by Sara Bonfanti on 16th Oct. 2017

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“If your situation is more fragile, if you have difficulties or lack of stability, then, I believe you need a much more fixed concept of home that provides you with that sense of solidity; and home may represent many things that you do not necessarily have. So, the point about home is that we are not talking of something which is only material or in terms of relationships, but of something that stands as an important presence and gives people in their life a sense of stability and foundation, something they feel most secure in relation to.”

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Homing Interview #6
Homing Interview #6: Jan Willem Duyvendak

 

Conducted by Alejandro Miranda on 13 September 2017

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“Home became important in my scholarly work because in the field that was popping up dominantly and I started to think ‘who is researching emotions’? And emotions in sociology still are somewhat, I would say… it’s developing very quickly but there is still a lot to do”.

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Homing Interview #5

Interview with Melissa Butcher (Birbeck, University of London) 

Conducted by Sara Bonfanti, on Sept. 12th 2017

MB“From the perspective of social and cultural geography, home is a set of relationships and everyday practices with spatial and temporal dimensions. Participants in my work most often describe it as a space of comfort and security, whether that is a physical home of bricks and mortar, a neighborhood, or a nation-state”.

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Homing Interview #4

Interview with Stef Jansen (University of Manchester)

Conducted by Aurora Massa on 13 September 2017

“As an anthSJropologist, the way I came to conceptualize home emerged from my ethnographic research amongst displaced persons in the post-Yugoslav states. Nevertheless, the result of that inductive conceptualization of home is very much in line with Ghassan Hage’s definition…”

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Homing interview #3

Interview with Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University)

Conducted by Aurora Massa, Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda on 12 July 2017.

“I am a geographer and what I do is trying to understand how the relationship between people and place changes through movement”.
Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University). Photo credit: Therese Lee Støver. More information here.

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Homing interview #2

Interview with Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (University of Southern California)

Conducted by Aurora Massa, Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda on 10 May 2017.

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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. Her research examines how Latino immigrants negotiate challenges with informal sector work, varied legal status, and changing gender, family and community relations. In her recent project, “Latinas/os in South Los Angeles (LiSLA)”, she studies the social processes of Latina/o integration in historically African American neighborhoods of Los Angeles, looking at public parks and urban community gardens, considering the extent to which these sites create a sense of place, belonging and civic culture. More information here.

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Homing interview #1

Interview with Irene Cieraad (Delft University of Technology)

Conducted by Aurora Massa, Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda on 10 May 2017.

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Irene Cieraad is a cultural anthropologist and senior research leader of Architectural Design/Interiors at Delft University of Technology. Her publications focus on a wide range of topics, such as domestic space, cultural history of the Dutch domestic interior, cultural theory, consumer cultures and household technology. More information here.

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