A PLACE MIGRANTS WOULD CALL HOME (BOCCAGNI, ARMANNI, SANTINELLO – ‘COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2021)

Is there a place migrants would call home? What does it look like, why does it matter, and how does it change over time? Paolo Boccagni, Bernardo Armanni and Cristiano Santinello have just published a research article on 'A place migrants would call home: open-ended constructions and social determinants over time among Ecuadorians in three European cities'. The article, available … Leggi tutto A PLACE MIGRANTS WOULD CALL HOME (BOCCAGNI, ARMANNI, SANTINELLO – ‘COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2021)

HOMING @ ‘HOUSE, HOME AND THE DOMESTIC SYMPOSIUM’ (COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, ONLINE, 22 OCTOBER)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at Coventry University's virtual symposium on "House, home and the domestic" next 22 October. Paolo's presentation, 'As if it were Home: On the promise of home as a metaphor of and into social reality', will be in Panel 2 (11.45-12.45 GMT). See more info below. House, Home and the Domestic … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘HOUSE, HOME AND THE DOMESTIC SYMPOSIUM’ (COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, ONLINE, 22 OCTOBER)

TWO HOUSES, ONE FAMILY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD OF HOME (B. BERTOLANI & P. BOCCAGNI, ‘GEOFORUM’, 2021)

Home can be made as well as unmade, in a literal, relational or emotional sense. Barbara Bertolani and Paolo Boccagni explore this process through the lived experience of two family houses in semi-rural Punjab. Their article, which has just been published in Geoforum, draws on HOMInG's fieldwork in India in 2019. It aims to contribute to the literature on home … Leggi tutto TWO HOUSES, ONE FAMILY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD OF HOME (B. BERTOLANI & P. BOCCAGNI, ‘GEOFORUM’, 2021)

THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE: A ROUNDTABLE WITH C. BRUN, J.W. DUYVENDAK AND M. LANCIONE (18 OCTOBER AT 12 CET – ONLINE)

HOMInG's seminar 58_21, next 18 October at 12pm CET, will be an ONLINE roundtable on the book Thinking home on the move: a conversation across disciplines (Emerald, 2020). Three colleagues we interview in the book, Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes), Jan Willem Duyvendak (NIAS and UvA) and Michele Lancione (Politecnico di Torino) will discuss questions of home on the move in their own research and … Leggi tutto THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE: A ROUNDTABLE WITH C. BRUN, J.W. DUYVENDAK AND M. LANCIONE (18 OCTOBER AT 12 CET – ONLINE)

STEFANIA YAPO: ‘THE REMITTANCE B&B: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF RELATIONS, OBJECTS AND MEMORIES IN MIGRANT TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING’ (VIDEO)

On HOMInG's seminar 52_21, last April, Stefania Yapo presented the preliminary findings of a study of migrants' transnational housing investments, related to a particular family house in Ecuador. This building lies at the core of a 'house story' that coalesces questions of cross-border mobility, family caregiving, material culture, memory-making and intergenerational wealth transmission. https://youtu.be/AAL8en2N4ng

ROBIN COHEN: THE CHANGING IDEA OF HOMELAND AND HOME IN DIASPORA STUDIES (SEMINAR, 22 SEPTEMBER, 12 CET)

Next HOMInG's seminar (58_21), on 22 September at 12pm (CET), will be with Prof. Robin Cohen (University of Oxford). Robin, a world-leading diaspora scholar who has recently "gifted" HOMInG a beautiful paper on "My lost Lithuanian home", will give an online talk on The Changing Idea of Homeland and Home in Diaspora Studies. See the abstract below.Registration: bernardo.armanni@unitn.it The Changing Idea … Leggi tutto ROBIN COHEN: THE CHANGING IDEA OF HOMELAND AND HOME IN DIASPORA STUDIES (SEMINAR, 22 SEPTEMBER, 12 CET)

‘HOME IN QUESTION: UNCOVERING MEANINGS, DESIRES AND DILEMMAS OF NON-HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & MIRANDA-NIETO, EUROPEAN JRL. OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 2021)

What is the opposite of home, and why does it matter? HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Alejandro Miranda-Nieto address this question through parallel revisits of their fieldwork, up to advancing an original conceptualization of "non-home" - as a matter (also) of volition, rather than (only) of negation, necessity or deprivation. Their article has just been published … Leggi tutto ‘HOME IN QUESTION: UNCOVERING MEANINGS, DESIRES AND DILEMMAS OF NON-HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & MIRANDA-NIETO, EUROPEAN JRL. OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 2021)

HAGAR KOTEF: “THE COLONIZING SELF: HOME AND HOMELESSNESS IN PALESTINE” (VIDEO)

HOMInG’s seminar [50_21], with Dr. Hagar Kotef (SOAS, University of London), April 22, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJ0SaJnHtsc Colonizers continuously transform spaces of violence into spaces of home. Israeli Jews settle in the West Bank and in depopulated Palestinian houses in Haifa or Jaffa. White missionaries build their lives in Africa. The descendants of European settlers in the … Leggi tutto HAGAR KOTEF: “THE COLONIZING SELF: HOME AND HOMELESSNESS IN PALESTINE” (VIDEO)

THE FABRIC OF DIASPORIC DESIGNS: WEARING PUNJABI SUITS HOME AND AWAY AMONG SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN IN EUROPE (S. BONFANTI, IN ‘(RE-)CLAIMING BODIES THROUGH FASHION AND STYLE’, 2021)

Former HOMInGer Sara Bonfanti has just published a chapter titled “The fabric of diasporic designs: wearing Punjabi suits home and away among South Asian women in Europe” within the volume edited by V. Thimm,  (Re-)Claiming Bodies Through Fashion and Style: Gendered Configurations in Muslim Contexts, pp. 215-239, Palgrave 2021. In the face of a changing … Leggi tutto THE FABRIC OF DIASPORIC DESIGNS: WEARING PUNJABI SUITS HOME AND AWAY AMONG SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN IN EUROPE (S. BONFANTI, IN ‘(RE-)CLAIMING BODIES THROUGH FASHION AND STYLE’, 2021)

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AS HOME AWAY FROM HOME? POTENTIALS AND DILEMMAS OF HOMEMAKING IN THE PUBLIC AMONG THE SOMALI SWEDES IN RINKEBY, STOCKHOLM (MASSA & BOCCAGNI, ‘AJEC’, 2021)

What does home mean, and how does it work in the everyday public space, among a refugee minority group in a stigmatized and super-diverse urban environment? As a way to address this question, Aurora Massa and Paolo Boccagni have just published an open access article in the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 30(1), 2021. The article stems from HOMInG's fieldwork among the … Leggi tutto THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AS HOME AWAY FROM HOME? POTENTIALS AND DILEMMAS OF HOMEMAKING IN THE PUBLIC AMONG THE SOMALI SWEDES IN RINKEBY, STOCKHOLM (MASSA & BOCCAGNI, ‘AJEC’, 2021)

SARA BONFANTI, ‘FAMILY NARRATIVES AND MOVING INTIMACIES IN AN INDIAN DIASPORA’ (IN ‘FAMILY PRACTICES IN MIGRATION’, 2021)

Former HOMInGer Sara Bonfanti has recently published a chapter on “Family narratives and moving intimacies in an Indian diaspora” within the volume edited by Martha Montero-Sieburth et. al, Family Practices in Migration Everyday Lives and Relationships, pp. 154-171, Routledge 2021. This book places family at the centre of discussions about migration and migrant life, seeing migrants … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI, ‘FAMILY NARRATIVES AND MOVING INTIMACIES IN AN INDIAN DIASPORA’ (IN ‘FAMILY PRACTICES IN MIGRATION’, 2021)