P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)

Paolo Boccagni has just edited a Special Issue of the European Journal of Social Work with Erica Righard (Malmo University) on social work with asylum seekers, refugee and displaced people. See below the abstract of the Introduction,  Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments.  The free eprint link is as follows:  https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/K8EZ35TJN3ZPKQ8EKJJE/full?target=10.1080/13691457.2020.1767941   Social … Leggi tutto P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)

Stefania Toma: The microcosm of migration and return: Identity, space and home in Romania (HOMInG WP 9_2020)

This HOMInG Working Paper presents the main directions of research in Romania as regards the migration of Romanian citizens and their remittance houses. It provides an overview on ‘pride houses’ and ‘Gypsy palaces’, two types of remittance buildings that gained attention in the public opinion. Both are attractions – ‘touristic’ and ‘professional’ ones. However, this … Leggi tutto Stefania Toma: The microcosm of migration and return: Identity, space and home in Romania (HOMInG WP 9_2020)

BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

Peoples’ views, emotions and practices of home may concern not only the domestic space but also neighborhoods or some specific places inside them. Gurdwaras can be interpreted as semi-public spaces whereby an ethnic-religious minority – the Sikhs – try to enact a spatial, social and political appropriation over the local urban environment, hence to recreate … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’   

HOMInG's Alejandro Miranda-Nieto and Paolo Boccagni have just published a study of food and material cultures in "Ecuadorian" restaurants in Madrid as ways of homemaking and domestication in the public domain. The article is available as online-first in Sociology, the "flagship journal of the British Sociological Association". See the abstract below. See a direct link to the article … Leggi tutto A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’   

ON THE USES, FUNCTIONS AND MEANINGS OF HOMING IN THE LITERATURE (S. YAPO & P. BOCCAGNI – HOMING WP 7_2020)

A wide literature exists on the genealogy and the conceptual career of home in social sciences, and beyond. The same does not hold for its derivative term homing, though. Despite its circulation in a diverse and multidisciplinary literature over time, no systematization has been done yet of the conceptual, disciplinary and temporal patterns in the … Leggi tutto ON THE USES, FUNCTIONS AND MEANINGS OF HOMING IN THE LITERATURE (S. YAPO & P. BOCCAGNI – HOMING WP 7_2020)

NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

A reflexive methodological article on HOMInG's research, co-authored by the HOMInG research team, has just been published in Espace et Societé, 3/2019 (no. 178, pp. 103-120). The paper is part of a Special Issue on "Multi-sited approaches", edited by Virginie Baby-Collin and Geneviève Cortes. See below the title and abstract of HOMInG's collective piece. The paper is available … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

NEW PUBLICATION: PAOLO BOCCAGNI, SO MANY HOUSES, AS MANY HOMES? TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING, MIGRATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

Paolo Boccagni's new piece on the significance of transnational housing and "remittance houses", within research and practice on migration and development, has just been published in the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development, edited by Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon (2020). Paolo Boccagni (2020), So many houses, as many homes? Transnational housing, migration, and development. In T. Bastia and … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: PAOLO BOCCAGNI, SO MANY HOUSES, AS MANY HOMES? TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING, MIGRATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

PAOLO BOCCAGNI AND JAN WILLEM DUYVENDAK: ON THE “SCALING UP” OF HOME IN MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS (HOMING WP 6_2019)

PAOLO BOCCAGNI AND JAN WILLEM DUYVENDAK: ON THE "SCALING UP" OF HOME IN MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS (HOMING WP 6_2019) This working paper investigates homemaking and home-related feelings and claims at the roots of majority-minority relations in the public urban domain. Who is entitled and legitimated to claim a public space as “home” under circumstances of deep … Leggi tutto PAOLO BOCCAGNI AND JAN WILLEM DUYVENDAK: ON THE “SCALING UP” OF HOME IN MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS (HOMING WP 6_2019)

NEW PUBLICATION: PAOLO BOCCAGNI, “MULTI-SITED ETHNOGRAPHY”

Within the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Methods, edited by Paul Atkinson et al., Paolo Boccagni has just published an entry on Multi-sited Ethnography which expands on the view of ethnography underlying ERC HOMInG. See the link here: http://methods.sagepub.com/foundations/multi-sited-ethnography See the beginning of the entry below: "The notion of multi-sited ethnography (MSE) has mostly been used, after George Marcus (1995), as … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: PAOLO BOCCAGNI, “MULTI-SITED ETHNOGRAPHY”

NEW ARTICLE: WHIFFS OF HOME – Ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research study across European cities (BY BONFANTI, MASSA, MIRANDA)

HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa and Alejandro Miranda have just published Whiffs of home. Ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research study across European cities. This three-authored original piece is part of a Special Issue of Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa on "Comparing what? Conceptualizing comparison in ethnographic research" (edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Nicholas DeMaria Harney). … Leggi tutto NEW ARTICLE: WHIFFS OF HOME – Ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research study across European cities (BY BONFANTI, MASSA, MIRANDA)

PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO ON “MIGRATION AND THE SEARCH FOR HOME”

Prof. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo has written a review of Migration and the search for home that has been published in Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, 3/2018: 619-620.   We live in the age of global migration, and it is now impossible to escape this social fact.  International migration goes together with globalization and it has become extremely diverse, fanning out not only from … Leggi tutto PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO ON “MIGRATION AND THE SEARCH FOR HOME”

HOMEMAKING AND FORCED MIGRATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (HOMING-HOASI WP 5_2019, BY DANIELA GIUDICI)

Homemaking and forced migration: A bibliography (pdf) The literature on forced migration, particularly to Europe, has exponentially grown in the past few years. Indeed following the so called 2015 European “refugee crisis”, issues of refugees and asylum politics have been met with renewed interest, in scholarly as well as in public debate. Yet, it is … Leggi tutto HOMEMAKING AND FORCED MIGRATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (HOMING-HOASI WP 5_2019, BY DANIELA GIUDICI)

HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 4_2018: PNINA WERBNER – MIGRATION AND THE SACRALISATION OF NEW HOMES

PNINA WERBNER - MIGRATION AND THE SACRALISATION OF NEW HOMES As transnational migrants settle in a new country, they transplant and naturalize cultural objects, performances and categories, not simply because this is their tradition or culture, but because as active agents they have a stake in particular aspects of their culture. ‘Culture’ as a medium of social interaction confers … Leggi tutto HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 4_2018: PNINA WERBNER – MIGRATION AND THE SACRALISATION OF NEW HOMES

HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 3_2018: SETTING THE TABLE, HAVING A SEAT. A REFLECTION ON POSITIONALITIES WHILE SEARCHING FOR HOME AND MIGRATION

HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 3_2018: SETTING THE TABLE, HAVING A SEAT. A REFLECTION ON POSITIONALITIES WHILE SEARCHING FOR HOME AND MIGRATION HOMInG WP 3_2018 - Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Alejandro Miranda Setting the table, having a seat. A reflection on positionalities while searching for home and migration  It is widely recognised in contemporary social scholarship … Leggi tutto HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 3_2018: SETTING THE TABLE, HAVING A SEAT. A REFLECTION ON POSITIONALITIES WHILE SEARCHING FOR HOME AND MIGRATION