Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHTc4EF4bA At HOMInG seminar 21_18, Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne) gave an insightful reinterpretation of a core concept of his thinking: domestication. Departing from the concept of "home" as a central phantasy of modern nationalism, he developed an interesting parallelism between dominant forms of racism and the ecological crisis. In connecting these two issues, Hage … Leggi tutto Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIUN-XRiKHo In this presentation, Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield - @michelelancione) explores the politics of life underground in Bucharest, Romania, and its capacity to invent a home within an infrastructure, and overall socio-technical conditions, which for many are a matter of uninhabitability. The presentation focuses on a canal passing under Bucharest’s central train station, where a … Leggi tutto MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea by Milena Belloni   Eritrea has experienced massive international emigration since the 50s. Due to war and lack of freedom, in 1993 it was calculated that over 1 million Eritreans over a population of 3 million lived in the diaspora. After … Leggi tutto Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

HOMING @UNIVERSIDAD DE CUENCA: CASAS, VIVIENDAS Y REMESAS SOCIALES EN LA MIGRACION

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Luis E. Pérez Murcia will participate in a Roundtable on "Homes, Houses and Social Remittances" at the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, next February 6 at 5pm. The event has been convened by anthropologist Jacques Ramirez (@karipapo ). See the presentation (in Spanish) below. Descripción de la Mesa: Esta mesa tiene el objetivo de compartir reflecciones y resultados de investigaciones … Leggi tutto HOMING @UNIVERSIDAD DE CUENCA: CASAS, VIVIENDAS Y REMESAS SOCIALES EN LA MIGRACION

HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGclcCZJk0 On HOMInG seminar 27_18 Helen Taylor, the author of Refugees and the meaning of home, presented a conceptual revisit of the idea of home for refugees, based on her recent participatory study in East London.  As Taylor argues, the concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, very loosely, someone who … Leggi tutto HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

#CFP: Homing mid-term symposium (June 3-4; deadline: March 15)

Call for papers HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move Trento, June 3-4 2019 HOMInG – the home-migration nexus, an ERC-StG (678456, 2016-2021) based at the University of Trento, will host a mid-term symposium in Trento next June 3-4. The symposium will be on HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in … Leggi tutto #CFP: Homing mid-term symposium (June 3-4; deadline: March 15)

Call for position – deadline extended: 17 February

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 February 17 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 

HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BaWzTepr8Y In this presentation Henrike Donner, an anthropologist at Goldsmith, University of London, investigates the significance of transnational housing investments and of "second homes" among non-resident Indians (NRI), drawing on her extended fieldwork experience in Kolkata, India. Recent decades have seen urban restructuring on an unprecedented scale, which caters to middle-class customers and their lifestyles … Leggi tutto HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)

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'”