L.E. PEREZ MURCIA: “IT TOOK ME THREE GENERATIONS TO REACH A MIGRANT’S ‘HOME'”

It took me three generations to reach a migrant's ‘home’ by Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia   When looking at people’s attitudes towards home and home-making practices, the places they inhabit become critical fieldwork sites. It is not only because neighbourhoods, houses and rooms constitute places for dwelling but also, for some, a ‘home’. By observing … Leggi tutto L.E. PEREZ MURCIA: “IT TOOK ME THREE GENERATIONS TO REACH A MIGRANT’S ‘HOME'”

New seminar: Ann Varley, “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling”

The first HOMInG seminar of 2019 will take place next January 18 at 11am, Dpt. of Sociology. Ann Varley, a Professor of Human Geography at UCL, will give a presentation on From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling. See the abstract below. All welcome! From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and … Leggi tutto New seminar: Ann Varley, “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling”

Sara Bonfanti: “DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…”

"DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…" The rhythm of doing fieldwork(s) between London and Amsterdam, in October and November 2018 by Sara Bonfanti The Post revisits my last European fieldtrips, planned around Diwali Festivals celebrated in the Diaspora, but lighting plenty of further insights… Autumn just kicked in, as yellowed leaves began to fall, I was swept away … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…”

Alejandro Miranda: “Celebrating like a local and Ecuadorian in the Netherlands”

Celebrating like a local and Ecuadorian in the Netherlands by Alejandro Miranda While conducting fieldwork in the Netherlands last year I met generous people from Ecuador who taught me quite a few things about homing in a specific locality, as part of a community. One of the most remarkable episodes was a celebration that involved many … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda: “Celebrating like a local and Ecuadorian in the Netherlands”

NEW CALL: A POSTDOC FOR QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION (DEADLINE: JANUARY 23)

HOMInG has just opened a new postdoctoral position, one-year long, to recruit a researcher with a strong expertise in quantitative techniques, data collection and analysis in migration studies. All those interested should apply, online only, before January 23 at the following link: https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando/55420/dipartimento-di-sociologia-e-ricerca-sociale-avviso-di-selezione-per-il-conferimento-di-n-1-assegno&source=gmail&ust=1545483221969000&usg=AFQjCNEcAb93g3DHKmbWL7JU75IjyI60Qg More info: paolo.boccagni@unitn.it 

HOMInG away in Frankfurt: new views on home and migration from Germany

HOMInG away in Frankfurt: new views on home and migration from Germany By Sara Bonfanti On 13th-14th Dec. 2018, two Homingers had the pleasure to participate as invited speakers in a thematic workshop organized at der Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (DE). Arranged within the “Mobile Worlds” Project http://www.mobile-welten.org, a venture that combined artistic … Leggi tutto HOMInG away in Frankfurt: new views on home and migration from Germany

ANDREA BRIGHENTI: URBAN THRESHOLDS AND MODES OF DOMESTICATION (VIDEO)

Last October, Andrea Mubi Brighenti (University of Trento) gave a fascinating HOMInG seminar on Urban thresholds and modes of domestication. In his speech, Andrea provides a theoretically rich and historically sensitive account of thresholds. He effectively shows how the ways in which thresholds are conceived, enacted and negotiated is central to the study of homemaking, and to the geographies and … Leggi tutto ANDREA BRIGHENTI: URBAN THRESHOLDS AND MODES OF DOMESTICATION (VIDEO)