Online Book launch: Katherine Brickell, HOME SOS (September 25 at 12 CET)

HOMInG's seminar 41_20, online (via zoom), will be with Prof. Katherine Brickell (Royal Holloway, University of London UK). HOMInG's Luis E. Pérez Murcia and Paolo Boccagni will introduce and discuss Katherine's new book, Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in crisis Ordinary Cambodia. This will  result in a promising conversation on the critical geographies of home (un)making and domestic violence, … Leggi tutto Online Book launch: Katherine Brickell, HOME SOS (September 25 at 12 CET)

P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (HOMING WP 10_2020)

This new HOMInG working paper aims to reconceptualize the debate on the lived experience of accommodation for asylum seekers, as a matter of home and homemaking. Several studies have recently emphasized the influence of housing quality on the ways in which asylum reception centres are experienced, and possibly re-adapted, by the residents. Reception facilities can indeed facilitate … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (HOMING WP 10_2020)

NEW BOOK: A. MIRANDA-NIETO, A. MASSA, S. BONFANTI: ‘ETHNOGRAPHIES OF HOME AND MOBILITY’ (ROUTLEDGE, 2020)

This book lays out a framework for understanding connections between home and mobility, and situates this within a multidisciplinary field of social research. The authors show how the idea of home offers a privileged entry point into forced migration, diversity and inequality. Using original fieldwork, they adopt an encompassing lens on labour, family and refugee flows, with cases of … Leggi tutto NEW BOOK: A. MIRANDA-NIETO, A. MASSA, S. BONFANTI: ‘ETHNOGRAPHIES OF HOME AND MOBILITY’ (ROUTLEDGE, 2020)

AURORA MASSA: FAMILIES AT A DISTANCE, DISTANCES WITHIN FAMILIES: BORDERS AND EMOTIONAL BONDS AMONG MIGRANTS FROM ERITREA (‘ANUAC’, 2020).

Aurora Massa, former member of HOMInG, has recently published an article in ANUAC, the journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology. See the abstract below. ABSTRACT This article investigates how mobility regimes and destination countries contribute to reshaping transnational family ties among refugees from Eritrea. Due to protracted political violence in the country, Eritreans … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: FAMILIES AT A DISTANCE, DISTANCES WITHIN FAMILIES: BORDERS AND EMOTIONAL BONDS AMONG MIGRANTS FROM ERITREA (‘ANUAC’, 2020).

SARA BONFANTI: SHIFTING WOMEN: MOBILIZING INTIMATE KINSHIP IN A PUNJABI DIASPORA DOMESTIC NARRATIVE (‘ANUAC’, 2020).

HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article in ANUAC, the journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology. See the abstract below. Abstract Based on extensive multi-site fieldwork with Punjabi immigrants in Italy, the article discusses the institute of transnational marriage and kin reunification among Indian diasporas, interlacing the drive for upward mobility, the … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: SHIFTING WOMEN: MOBILIZING INTIMATE KINSHIP IN A PUNJABI DIASPORA DOMESTIC NARRATIVE (‘ANUAC’, 2020).

P. Boccagni, L.E. Pérez Murcia: Fixed places, shifting distances: remittance houses and migrants’ negotiation of home in Ecuador (“Migration Studies”, 2020)

P. Boccagni, L.E. Pérez Murcia: Fixed places, shifting distances: remittance houses and migrants’ negotiation of home in Ecuador ("Migration Studies", 2020)   HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia have just published a paper, in Migration Studies, which highlights the significance of "remittance houses" to investigate migrants' positions, interests and life projects, relative to their countries of … Leggi tutto P. Boccagni, L.E. Pérez Murcia: Fixed places, shifting distances: remittance houses and migrants’ negotiation of home in Ecuador (“Migration Studies”, 2020)

JASON HART: SAFE AS HOUSES? SHELTER AND HOME IN DISPLACEMENT CAMPS (VIDEO)

On HOMInG's seminar 38_19, prof. Jason Hart (University of Bath) presented his past and ongoing research on the experience of displacement and home among residents in refugee camps. See the abstract below. See the video here. Jason Hart (University of Bath) Safe as Houses?: Shelter and Home in Displacement Camps Forced displacement is commonly conceptualised as … Leggi tutto JASON HART: SAFE AS HOUSES? SHELTER AND HOME IN DISPLACEMENT CAMPS (VIDEO)

HOMInG at EASA 2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

HOMInG’s Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia will present his paper "'I couldn't attend my mother's funeral and now I have to live with that': Exploring the interplay between migration, ageing and home" at EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists), 16th Biennial Conference. 'I couldn't attend my mother's funeral and now I have to live with that': … Leggi tutto HOMInG at EASA 2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (4): BARBARA BERTOLANI

Forced domesticity, homes and new vulnerabilities: experiences during the Covid-19 in India and impact on research By Barbara Bertolani On the evening of March 24, the Indian Prime Minister Modi announced on TV that, starting at midnight, all India would be blocked, the markets would be closed and public and private transports would stop due … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (4): BARBARA BERTOLANI

COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (3): STEFANIA TOMA

Home Research Confidential – Roma and Covid-19 by Stefánia Toma   In February 2020 I was dreaming about the upcoming spring and summer. I was supposed to start again my field visits in the Roma communities of Transylvania, beginning my mornings with freshly grounded coffee, rich breakfasts and pálinka (local short drink, in Hungarian). I would have … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (3): STEFANIA TOMA

P. BOCCAGNI, M. KUSENBACH: FOR A COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY OF HOME: RELATIONSHIPS, CULTURES, STRUCTURES (“CURRENT SOCIOLOGY”, 2020).

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Margarethe Kusenbach (University of South Florida) have recently published a theoretical piece on the sociology of home in Current Sociology, online first: For a comparative sociology of home: relationships, cultures, structures. See the abstract below. For a comparative sociology of home: Relationships, cultures, structures Paolo Boccagni, Margarethe Kusenbach First Published June 12, 2020 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392120927776 Home matters, for … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI, M. KUSENBACH: FOR A COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY OF HOME: RELATIONSHIPS, CULTURES, STRUCTURES (“CURRENT SOCIOLOGY”, 2020).

COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (2): SARA BONFANTI

Holding our breath… By Sara Bonfanti Self-ethnography Intro Covid-19 reached me sideways in Milan on 22nd Feb. I was enjoying a tour around the local Chinatown, expressly organized to support the Chinese community who has settled there since the 1930s and thrived, despite the mounting xenophobia addressing this national minority since the viremia had burst … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (2): SARA BONFANTI