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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org The Changing Idea … Leggi tutto ROBIN COHEN: THE CHANGING IDEA OF HOMELAND AND HOME IN DIASPORA STUDIES (SEMINAR, 22 SEPTEMBER, 12 CET)
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)
https://youtu.be/A3gLrITJRDs On HOMInG's seminar 49/21, last February, prof. Nandita Sharma (University of Hawaii) presented and discussed with homingers and other colleagues her new book - Home Rule (Duke University Press, 2020).
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)
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)
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)
HOMInG Interview with Tasoulla Hadjiyanni Conducted by Barbara Bertolani December 2020 “Home to me is a process, a never-ending quest of trying to create meaning in life through a residential environment. In The Right to Home, I shifted the question from what is home to how people construct home. What I learned is that home … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #54: TASOULLA HADJIYANNI
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)
"We make the concept of home bear so much, and then we situate it within a political system that … makes it hard to reconnect home with politics. This is the reason why there is really this urgency to investigate what it means to have a home, to be at home".
In my recent fieldwork in Ecuador, last April, I had the opportunity to visit three different areas of the country that in the last decades have been characterized by massive emigration. In each place, I was able to walk around, observe, meet returned migrants, key informants, have all sorts of occasional encounters. After talking to migrants living in Europe for many years, I was eventually able to move “up the river” to the spring of the human flows I had been studying at the opposite side. Lots of questions were buzzing in my mind: what was the impact of all these people leaving for so long? What would happen with the migrants that did return at last? Had they been able to fulfil what seems to be the most enduring and resilient imaginary –spending some years abroad, building a house and going back home?
SIEF2021 15th Congress Helsinki, Finland19-24 June 2021 BREAKING THE RULES? POWER, PARTICIPATION, TRANSGRESSION “We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.” – François Rabelais Former Hominger Sara Bonfanti will give a talk in the upcoming SIEF Congress under the Stream Mobility within the Panel Highly skilled migrants: challenging ‘integration’ categories convened … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘BREAKING THE RULES?’ – SIEF 2021 CONFERENCE
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia will participate, next June 23 and 24, in an online seminar convened by the Im(Mobilities) strand of MIDEX at UCLan, University of Central Lancashire. Paolo will give a Keynote speech on day 1 and Luis Eduardo will give a presentation within a session on Space/Place, House/Home: Possessing, occupying. Both … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘MAKING HOME, DOING BELONGING: MOBILITIES AND IMMOBILITIES IN EXPERIENCE, THEORY AND POLICY’ (UCLAN, ONLINE, JUNE 23-24)
‘Home’ is often thought of as the place where one belongs. However, what if one wants to belong somewhere, but a great weight of painful history has separated you from your old home? In this paper, the author interleaves the history of his family in Lithuania with the momentous events that occurred there, especially during … Leggi tutto ROBIN COHEN: MY LOST LITHUANIAN HOME: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY ON BELONGING AND NOT BELONGING (HOMING WP 13_2021)