New seminar with Helen Taylor: Home on the Move – The negotiated meaning of home for refugees in London

The next HOMInG seminar will be with Dr. Helen Taylor, the author of a very inspiring book on Refugees and the meaning of home  The seminar will take place next November 15 at 4pm, Dpt. of Sociology. See the abstract below. All welcome! The concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, … Leggi tutto New seminar with Helen Taylor: Home on the Move – The negotiated meaning of home for refugees in London

HOASI – HOME AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ITALY: MOVING FORWARD

  The MIUR-FARE HOASI project, to study the home experience of asylum seekers and refugees in Italy, is moving one step forward. As a result of the recruitment process, two researchers have been selected: anthropologist Daniela Giudici and sociologist Enrico Fravega. They will start to work in the project in early 2019. Meanwhile, three HOASI-related events will be organized at … Leggi tutto HOASI – HOME AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ITALY: MOVING FORWARD

HOMInG @ MALMO – MIM CONFERENCE ON REFUGEES, BORDERS AND MEMBERSHIP

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Aurora Massa will participate in an international conference convened by MIM at Malmo University next October 24-26. This is a large international conference on Refugees, Borders and Membership.  Paolo Boccagni will contribute to a workshop on Shelter, Housing, Home – Governance and Everyday Encounters Among Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Other Displaced Groups in Europe, convened … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ MALMO – MIM CONFERENCE ON REFUGEES, BORDERS AND MEMBERSHIP

Deirdre McKay: Home against home – Unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora (video)

On HOMInG seminar 20_18, last June, Deirdre McKay (Keele University) gave an in-depth and fascinating account of her extended ethnography of Filipino families and of their transnational practices. At the core of her presentation lies the complex function and impact of balikbayan, the boxes of used goods migrants send back to the Philippines. As McKay explains, "Setting the demands of one home against … Leggi tutto Deirdre McKay: Home against home – Unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora (video)

Paolo Boccagni: “Ethnic” restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid

"Ethnic" restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid by Paolo Boccagni Talking about home and studying homemaking, in people's everyday life, may be a matter of very mundane and unexotic topics. One of them is certainly food. There is much true, and little new, in the idea that "ethnic" … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Ethnic” restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid

New seminar – A.M. Brighenti: Urban thresholds and modes of domestication

HOMInG seminar no. 22_18 will be with Andrea Mubi Brighenti (University of Trento) next October 10 at 11am, Dpt. of Sociology, Trento. See the abstract below. All welcome! A.M. Brighenti (University of Trento)   Urban thresholds and modes of domestication In this lecture, I propose to explore urban space through the notion of threshold. The latter … Leggi tutto New seminar – A.M. Brighenti: Urban thresholds and modes of domestication

HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 4_2018: PNINA WERBNER – MIGRATION AND THE SACRALISATION OF NEW HOMES

PNINA WERBNER - MIGRATION AND THE SACRALISATION OF NEW HOMES As transnational migrants settle in a new country, they transplant and naturalize cultural objects, performances and categories, not simply because this is their tradition or culture, but because as active agents they have a stake in particular aspects of their culture. ‘Culture’ as a medium of social interaction confers … Leggi tutto HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 4_2018: PNINA WERBNER – MIGRATION AND THE SACRALISATION OF NEW HOMES