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
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).
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
This post opens a series in which the members of the HOMInG research team will analyze the substantive, methodological and ethical implications of doing research on home and migration, in times of global pandemic. After this piece by L.E. Pérez Murcia, more contributions will come from S. Bonfanti, S. Toma, B. Bertolani, I. Vari-Lavoisier and P. … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (1): LUIS E. PEREZ MURCIA
The Netherlands has recently launched a project to provide shelters for undocumented migrants. How can state authorities provide housing for the invisible population of those who are simply not supposed to be there? Belloni and Aru answered this question by interviewing local authorities, government officials and civil society and by spending time with undocumented migrants … Leggi tutto M. Belloni, S. Aru: ‘Sheltering the undocumented in Amsterdam: Inclusive housing rights or policing urban informality’?
Homing interview with Barak Kalir (University of Amsterdam) conducted by Milena Belloni (December, 2019) “In my perspective, territory is always taken. All the land is taken, since the land, as an abstract concept, is of no one. This is why home, for me, is always the consolidation of violence. In my writing I’m always very … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #42: BARAK KALIR
Giorgia Papavero: Notes from the HOMInG survey with Ecuadorian migrants in Milan (Autumn 2019) As a part of HOMInG’s research design, a survey with Ecuadorian migrants (n=400) was implemented in Milan with a group of twelve enumerators, ten of them women and two men, recruited by ISMU Foundation (November-December 2019). They mostly had a professional … Leggi tutto GIORGIA PAPAVERO: NOTES FROM THE HOMING SURVEY WITH ECUADORIAN MIGRANTS IN MILAN (AUTUMN 2019)
Paolo Boccagni has just edited a Special Issue of the European Journal of Social Work with Erica Righard (Malmo University) on social work with asylum seekers, refugee and displaced people. See below the abstract of the Introduction, Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments. The free eprint link is as follows: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/K8EZ35TJN3ZPKQ8EKJJE/full?target=10.1080/13691457.2020.1767941 Social … Leggi tutto P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)
Upon HOMInG seminar 34_19, during the Trento School in Ethnography (September 2019), archeologist Rachael Kiddey (University of Oxford) gave a fascinating lecture out of her fieldwork experience with homeless and refugee people in "contemporary archeology". See a summary of Rachael's presentation below. https://youtu.be/PL6rWJ170mI Archaeology is the study of material culture and its relationship with people, past and present. Archaeological data – … Leggi tutto Rachael Kiddey: Documenting Displacement. A Contemporary Archaeologist’s Guide to Urban Ethnography (Video)
This HOMInG Working Paper presents the main directions of research in Romania as regards the migration of Romanian citizens and their remittance houses. It provides an overview on ‘pride houses’ and ‘Gypsy palaces’, two types of remittance buildings that gained attention in the public opinion. Both are attractions – ‘touristic’ and ‘professional’ ones. However, this … Leggi tutto Stefania Toma: The microcosm of migration and return: Identity, space and home in Romania (HOMInG WP 9_2020)
Homing interview with Hazel Easthope (University of New South Wales – Sydney) Conducted by Paolo Boccagni Uppsala, June 2018 "Home is about the relationships that people have with places, not necessarily understood as locations or spaces but as relevant nodes in networks... home is a particularly important kind of node, where lots of things come together … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #41: HAZEL EASTHOPE
Peoples’ views, emotions and practices of home may concern not only the domestic space but also neighborhoods or some specific places inside them. Gurdwaras can be interpreted as semi-public spaces whereby an ethnic-religious minority – the Sikhs – try to enact a spatial, social and political appropriation over the local urban environment, hence to recreate … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)
HOMInG's Alejandro Miranda-Nieto and Paolo Boccagni have just published a study of food and material cultures in "Ecuadorian" restaurants in Madrid as ways of homemaking and domestication in the public domain. The article is available as online-first in Sociology, the "flagship journal of the British Sociological Association". See the abstract below. See a direct link to the article … Leggi tutto A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’
HOMInG interview with Peter Kivisto (Augustana College) Conducted by Paolo Boccagni, November 2019 "It's obviously [Marc Chagall's Remembrance] about transplantation. You try to bring the home with you, but it’s also the weight of it, right? If that guy was not trying to do that, he would be standing upright, not all hunched-over. It’s a dualistic thing: on the one … Leggi tutto HOMInG INTERVIEW #40: PETER KIVISTO