HOMInG’s Paolo Boccagni, Luis E. Pérez Murcia and Milena Belloni have recently published Thinking home on the move: a conversation across disciplines (Emerald, 2020). This is the fruit of extended and original conversations between homingers and a number of leading scholars across disciplines, framed by the authors by approaching home “on the move” and “from the margins”.
The book includes theoretical and methodological sections written by the authors, as well as specially revised “homing interviews” on questions of Home as a concept, Transnational migration and diasporas, Displacement and asylum, Material cultures, infrastructures and the built environment, Urban and housing studies.
The authors’ interlocutors, from a range of disciplinary, methodological and national backgrounds, include Jan Willem Duyvendak, Ghassan Hage, Margarethe Kusenbach, Gordon Mathews, Michelle Obeid, Noel Salazar, Pnina Werbner, Deirdre McKay, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Peggy Levitt, Robin Cohen, Oliver Bakewell, Cathrine Brun, Stefaan Jansen, Maja Korac, Helen Taylor, Daniel Miller, Irene Cieraad, Hilde Heynen, Tom Scott-Smith, Anne Sigfrid Gronseth, Keith Jacobs, Dirk Geldof, Stijn Oosterlynck, Ann Varley and Michele Lancione.The book facilitates an essential understanding of their critical views and experiences of home and migration on the move, in dialogue with those of the authors.
A few more colleagues have written very gratifying blurbs about the book – see below.
‘Thinking Home on the Move convenes leading as well as emerging interdisciplinary voices committed to understanding the nexus between home and mobility in an unequal world. An essential forum for knowledge and dialogue.’ – Katherine Brickell, Royal Holloway, University of London
‘This volume is a carefully curated series of ‘homing interviews’ that opens up a whole conceptual and empirical kaleidoscope of meanings, emotions, inflections and practical associations suggested by the idea of home. The range of chapters presents a real treat for migration scholars interested in the way homemaking is both a creative and disruptive process, particularly for those living mobile lives while working at the margins of time, space and society.’ – Brenda S.A. Yeoh, National University of Singapore
‘This anthology represents a fresh approach to the classical tradition of scholarly dialogue. Thoughtful essays from the authors frame conversations with twenty-six researchers who have each spent years working on questions of migration and home. The collaborative meditation yields a collection that is far greater than the sum of its parts.’ – David Scott FitzGerald, author of Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers