‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMInG's Luis Eduardo Pérez-Murcia and Paolo Boccagni have recently published a research article in Global Networks. The paper revisits the burgeoning debate on return migration in a home studies perspective, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork with Ecuadorian migrants. As the authors argue, approaching return as an ongoing interplay between different views, forms and scales of home illuminates its lived experience and … Leggi tutto ‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

‘ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE’ (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)

'ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE' (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)Download Reception centres for asylum seekers, and “camps” more broadly, are a subject of increasing interest in refugee, housing and border studies. Only a fraction of the literature, however, draws on proper ethnographic fieldwork within these infrastructures. A case … Leggi tutto ‘ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE’ (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)

‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

Home has also to do with the materiality of certain objects in everyday life. What are the typical meanings and functions of these objects, and how far do they work as affordances for homemaking, among international migrants? Pérez-Murcia and Boccagni address these questions in a new article in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork into … Leggi tutto ‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni and Stefania Yapo have just published an article in Housing, Theory and Society, through the biography of a migrant family house in Ecuador. By in-depth fieldwork on the lived story of one particular house, the authors delve into questions of memory-building, space (re)appropriation, temporality, care and commodification that speak to the broader debate on transnational migration … Leggi tutto ‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

FROM BREADWINNER TO BEDRIDDEN: VULNERABLE TALES OF A LABOR MIGRANT HOUSEHOLD IN ITALY (S. BONFANTI, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Former hominger Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article, From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a labor migrant household in Italy, in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.The article is part of a Special Issue on Vulnerable homes on the move edited by Sara Bonfanti together with Aurora Massa and Shuhua Chen. From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a … Leggi tutto FROM BREADWINNER TO BEDRIDDEN: VULNERABLE TALES OF A LABOR MIGRANT HOUSEHOLD IN ITALY (S. BONFANTI, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has just published in Mobilities an open access article that revisits and advances further the project's theoretical approach, after five years of fieldwork.Homing: a category for research on space appropriation and ‘home-oriented’ mobilities https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2046977 Abstract This article is a conceptual invitation to homing, to revisit the everyday social experience of home as a situated manifestation of … Leggi tutto HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

‘STAYHOME’ AS A YOUTUBE PERFORMANCE: REPRESENTING AND RESHAPING DOMESTIC SPACE UNDER THE 2020 COVID LOCKDOWN IN ITALY (BOCCAGNI, BRODESCO, LA BRUNA, ‘EUROPEAN SOCIETIES’, 2022)

What does home mean, and how does it change, once 'staying home' becomes an unprecedented legal obligation? How is the home represented online, as a result? In a new article, just out in European Societies, Boccagni, Brodesco and La Bruna offer an original understanding of the ways in which the home is presented, understood and modified under the … Leggi tutto ‘STAYHOME’ AS A YOUTUBE PERFORMANCE: REPRESENTING AND RESHAPING DOMESTIC SPACE UNDER THE 2020 COVID LOCKDOWN IN ITALY (BOCCAGNI, BRODESCO, LA BRUNA, ‘EUROPEAN SOCIETIES’, 2022)

VULNERABLE HOMES ON THE MOVE (BONFANTI & MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Former homingers Sara Bonfanti and Aurora Massa have just edited, together with S. Chen, a theme section of Focaal, a leading journal of "global and historical anthropology". The section is OA, including the authors' co-authored introduction, Vulnerable homes on the move. See the abstract of the Introduction below.Abstract In a world of rampant inequality, when millions seek out better futures elsewhere, this introduction situates … Leggi tutto VULNERABLE HOMES ON THE MOVE (BONFANTI & MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

‘WHOSE HOMES? APPROACHING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF “REMITTANCE HOUSES” FROM WITHIN’ (BOCCAGNI & ECHEVERRIA, HOMING WP 14_22)

'Whose home' is a remittance house? What does it mean, and what difference does it make, to do research inside it? In a new HOMInG working paper, Paolo Boccagni and Gabriel Echeverria revisit the lived experience of migrant houses in the countries of origin, along multiple configurations, drawing on their fieldwork as ethnographers and guests … Leggi tutto ‘WHOSE HOMES? APPROACHING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF “REMITTANCE HOUSES” FROM WITHIN’ (BOCCAGNI & ECHEVERRIA, HOMING WP 14_22)

‘DOMESTIC RELIGION AND THE MIGRANT HOME: THE PRIVATE, THE DIASPORIC AND THE PUBLIC IN THE SACRALIZATION OF SIKH DWELLINGS IN ITALY’ (BERTOLANI & BOCCAGNI, ETHNICITIES, 2022)

How does religion change the (migrant) home, and how is home itself (re)built through religious practices? Barbara Bertolani and Paolo Boccagni have just published a paper on the lived experience of religion and domestic sacralization in the dwellings of Sikh migrants in Italy, at the intersection between private, public and diasporic space. The article is available online first in Ethnicities. Bertolani B, Boccagni … Leggi tutto ‘DOMESTIC RELIGION AND THE MIGRANT HOME: THE PRIVATE, THE DIASPORIC AND THE PUBLIC IN THE SACRALIZATION OF SIKH DWELLINGS IN ITALY’ (BERTOLANI & BOCCAGNI, ETHNICITIES, 2022)

P. BOCCAGNI: ‘TRANSNATIONALISM AND HOMEMAKING’ (IN ‘HANDBOOK ON TRANSNATIONALISM’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni has just contributed, with a chapter on transnationalism and homemaking, to the newly published Edward Elgar Handbook on transnationalism, edited by Brenda Yeoh and Francis Collins. More info here.   See the abstract of Paolo's chapter below. Paolo Boccagni, Transnationalism and homemaking. In: B. Yeoh, F. Collins (eds.), Handbook on transnationalism, Edward Elgar, 2022. This chapter provides a conceptual overview … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: ‘TRANSNATIONALISM AND HOMEMAKING’ (IN ‘HANDBOOK ON TRANSNATIONALISM’, 2022)

P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (IN ‘MAKING HOME[S] IN DISPLACEMENT’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni has written an overview and conceptual paper on homemaking in refugee centres, within a newly published and interdisciplinary study of homemaking and displacement. Making Home(s) in Displacement: Critical Reflections on a Spatial Practice, edited by Luce Beeckmans, Alessandra Gola, Ashika Singh and Hilde Heynen, is an open-access book published by Leuven University Press (2022). See Paolo's chapter here.Quote: Boccagni … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (IN ‘MAKING HOME[S] IN DISPLACEMENT’, 2022)

A PLACE MIGRANTS WOULD CALL HOME (BOCCAGNI, ARMANNI, SANTINELLO – ‘COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2021)

Is there a place migrants would call home? What does it look like, why does it matter, and how does it change over time? Paolo Boccagni, Bernardo Armanni and Cristiano Santinello have just published a research article on 'A place migrants would call home: open-ended constructions and social determinants over time among Ecuadorians in three European cities'. The article, available … Leggi tutto A PLACE MIGRANTS WOULD CALL HOME (BOCCAGNI, ARMANNI, SANTINELLO – ‘COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2021)

TWO HOUSES, ONE FAMILY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD OF HOME (B. BERTOLANI & P. BOCCAGNI, ‘GEOFORUM’, 2021)

Home can be made as well as unmade, in a literal, relational or emotional sense. Barbara Bertolani and Paolo Boccagni explore this process through the lived experience of two family houses in semi-rural Punjab. Their article, which has just been published in Geoforum, draws on HOMInG's fieldwork in India in 2019. It aims to contribute to the literature on home … Leggi tutto TWO HOUSES, ONE FAMILY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD OF HOME (B. BERTOLANI & P. BOCCAGNI, ‘GEOFORUM’, 2021)