HOMInG Interview with Rainer Bauböck, conducted by G. Echeverría and P. Boccagni, September 2021

“The notion of home straddles the statist-subjectivist distinction in interesting ways. It is usually associated with the sedentary perspective of a stable territory and population that develops a sense of belonging to this place. Migrants are then seen as people who have left their home, who are not yet fully at home where they have taken up residence, and who are thus perceived in an enlarged sense as “homeless” by sedentary natives. Yet if we switch to the perspective of migrants and their life courses, we understand how people can have multiple homes either successively during different stages of their lives or simultaneously in expanded notions of home across territorial borders”. 

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