P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)

Paolo Boccagni has just edited a Special Issue of the European Journal of Social Work with Erica Righard (Malmo University) on social work with asylum seekers, refugee and displaced people. See below the abstract of the Introduction,  Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments.  The free eprint link is as follows:  https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/K8EZ35TJN3ZPKQ8EKJJE/full?target=10.1080/13691457.2020.1767941   Social … Leggi tutto P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)

Rachael Kiddey: Documenting Displacement. A Contemporary Archaeologist’s Guide to Urban Ethnography (Video)

Upon HOMInG seminar 34_19, during the Trento School in Ethnography (September 2019), archeologist Rachael Kiddey (University of Oxford) gave a fascinating lecture out of her fieldwork experience with homeless and refugee people in "contemporary archeology". See a summary of Rachael's presentation below. https://youtu.be/PL6rWJ170mI Archaeology is the study of material culture and its relationship with people, past and present. Archaeological data – … Leggi tutto Rachael Kiddey: Documenting Displacement. A Contemporary Archaeologist’s Guide to Urban Ethnography (Video)

Stefania Toma: The microcosm of migration and return: Identity, space and home in Romania (HOMInG WP 9_2020)

This HOMInG Working Paper presents the main directions of research in Romania as regards the migration of Romanian citizens and their remittance houses. It provides an overview on ‘pride houses’ and ‘Gypsy palaces’, two types of remittance buildings that gained attention in the public opinion. Both are attractions – ‘touristic’ and ‘professional’ ones. However, this … Leggi tutto Stefania Toma: The microcosm of migration and return: Identity, space and home in Romania (HOMInG WP 9_2020)

BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

Peoples’ views, emotions and practices of home may concern not only the domestic space but also neighborhoods or some specific places inside them. Gurdwaras can be interpreted as semi-public spaces whereby an ethnic-religious minority – the Sikhs – try to enact a spatial, social and political appropriation over the local urban environment, hence to recreate … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’   

HOMInG's Alejandro Miranda-Nieto and Paolo Boccagni have just published a study of food and material cultures in "Ecuadorian" restaurants in Madrid as ways of homemaking and domestication in the public domain. The article is available as online-first in Sociology, the "flagship journal of the British Sociological Association". See the abstract below. See a direct link to the article … Leggi tutto A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’   

ON THE USES, FUNCTIONS AND MEANINGS OF HOMING IN THE LITERATURE (S. YAPO & P. BOCCAGNI – HOMING WP 7_2020)

A wide literature exists on the genealogy and the conceptual career of home in social sciences, and beyond. The same does not hold for its derivative term homing, though. Despite its circulation in a diverse and multidisciplinary literature over time, no systematization has been done yet of the conceptual, disciplinary and temporal patterns in the … Leggi tutto ON THE USES, FUNCTIONS AND MEANINGS OF HOMING IN THE LITERATURE (S. YAPO & P. BOCCAGNI – HOMING WP 7_2020)

Oscar Molina and Brenda I. Steinecke Soto: “Mi Casa My Home. A documentary transmedia trilogy”

Mi Casa My Home. A documentary transmedia trilogy by Oscar Molina and Brenda I. Steinecke Soto “Cuántas casas ya están terminadas y no están habitadas. No regresan. No están disfrutando su casa. Así que son promesas. Del regreso.” “So many houses are already finished and not inhabited. They don't come back. They're not enjoying their … Leggi tutto Oscar Molina and Brenda I. Steinecke Soto: “Mi Casa My Home. A documentary transmedia trilogy”

Paolo Boccagni: #StayHome, forced domesticity, the kids playing in my condominium garden, and some unsettling parallels between insiders and outsiders

Paolo Boccagni: #StayHome, forced domesticity, the kids playing in my condominium garden, and some unsettling parallels between insiders and outsiders 1. When the #StayHome appeals started to gain grounds in the past few weeks, they still had something of a romantic tone. More home, that is, more time for oneself, for one's private life, for … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: #StayHome, forced domesticity, the kids playing in my condominium garden, and some unsettling parallels between insiders and outsiders

NEW HOMINGERS: BERNARDO ARMANNI, STEFANIA YAPO, STEFANIA TOMA

As of March 2020, the research team of HOMInG includes three more colleagues, all of them recruited as research assistants: Bernardo Armanni, Stefania Yapo and Stefania Toma. See their short bios below. Bernardo Armanni Bernardo Armanni is a graduate cultural sociologist, who joined HOMInG as a research assistant in February 2020. In March 2019 he … Leggi tutto NEW HOMINGERS: BERNARDO ARMANNI, STEFANIA YAPO, STEFANIA TOMA

NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

A reflexive methodological article on HOMInG's research, co-authored by the HOMInG research team, has just been published in Espace et Societé, 3/2019 (no. 178, pp. 103-120). The paper is part of a Special Issue on "Multi-sited approaches", edited by Virginie Baby-Collin and Geneviève Cortes. See below the title and abstract of HOMInG's collective piece. The paper is available … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH