LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA: “DESPLAZADOS POR LA VIOLENCIA: EN BUSCA DE UN LUGAR LLAMADO ‘HOGAR'”

Desplazados por la violencia: en busca de un lugar llamado ‘hogar’ Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia**   Las facilidades y avances tecnológicos que caracterizan al mundo moderno permiten que viajeros y personas de negocios no solo anochezcan en un continente y amanezcan en otro, sino que además puedan experimentar el sentido de hogar mientras viajan. El … Leggi tutto LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA: “DESPLAZADOS POR LA VIOLENCIA: EN BUSCA DE UN LUGAR LLAMADO ‘HOGAR'”

Paolo Boccagni: “Homing and ethnographic revisits: a few notes back from Pasaje, Ecuador”

Homing and ethnographic revisits: a few notes back from Pasaje, Ecuador by Paolo Boccagni   I was back to Pasaje (El Oro, Southern Ecuador) last February. This was only a brief ethnographic "revisit" (Burawoy, 2003) of the place where I had done the bulk of my PhD fieldwork between 2006 and 2009. Being there again after … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Homing and ethnographic revisits: a few notes back from Pasaje, Ecuador”

Aurora Massa and Milena Belloni: “What is your address? Exploring the gap between legal residence, social rights and informal housing in Rome”

Residency does not only entail the enrolment at the local registry office. It also refers to the concrete space “where a person has his or her habitual dwelling”, as stated by the article 43 of the Italian Civil code. While this definition suggests that all dwellings can be the site of legal residency, in reality, … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa and Milena Belloni: “What is your address? Exploring the gap between legal residence, social rights and informal housing in Rome”

Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia: “An ordinary family… extraordinary human beings”

‘An ordinary family… extraordinary human beings’ by Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia I still remember the first time I mentioned to the research participants I have been working with in Manchester, London, and Madrid my plans to visit their families and friends in their places of origin. Some of them could not believe my plans and … Leggi tutto Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia: “An ordinary family… extraordinary human beings”

PAOLO BOCCAGNI: “CARRYING OBJECTS, REPRODUCING HOMES? REVISITING TRANSNATIONAL OBJECT CIRCULATION THROUGH MY FIELDWORK IN ECUADOR”

Carrying objects, reproducing home? Revisiting transnational object circulation through my fieldwork in Ecuador by Paolo Boccagni   (1.) Migrants’ cross-border connections, including those that aim to reproduce their homes both physically and symbolically, are substantiated by a variety of objects that travel with migrants themselves or on their behalf between different locations. An increasing number of … Leggi tutto PAOLO BOCCAGNI: “CARRYING OBJECTS, REPRODUCING HOMES? REVISITING TRANSNATIONAL OBJECT CIRCULATION THROUGH MY FIELDWORK IN ECUADOR”

Alejandro Miranda: “Slow, small and insightful: on the Mobility and Migration Research Day in Oxford”

Like many other colleagues working in the social sciences, I have ambivalent feelings towards academic events. Exciting and disappointing, congresses, symposia and workshops are archetypes of the bittersweet: fantastic places for learning about and sharing the latest work in our field, for receiving feedback and exchanging ideas, for meeting colleagues and friends in an amicable … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda: “Slow, small and insightful: on the Mobility and Migration Research Day in Oxford”

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”

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'”

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…”