HOMInG’s Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia and Paolo Boccagni have just published an article on transnational housing and migrants’ desires, imaginaries and practices about home ownership in the country of origin in Migration and Development. See the abstract below. More info on the underlying research and key findings, and copies of the article, available by contacting the authors! Selling … Leggi tutto SELLING A HOUSE, STAGING A DREAM: REAL ESTATE AGENCIES AND TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING BETWEEN SPAIN AND ECUADOR (PÉREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, “MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT”, 2021)
NEW PUBLICATION OUT by HOMINGER Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas This contribution undertakes an ethnographic analysis of the shifting meaning that the dastar (turban), as a gendered body marker, may represent for the Sikh diaspora in countries of resettlement. Drawing from extensive fieldwork in Italy and Britain, this chapter … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas (in “Embodying religion, gender and sexuality”, 2020)
The article considers one life story, emblematic of seeking refuge in Italy today. Shaneer, let’s name him so, is a middle-aged man, fled from Pakistan after forsaking a weapons’ Lord, routed through the Balkans and ended up drifting for years across the peninsula. Combining ethnography with conversation analysis, this piece revisits the accounts rendered by … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: “A SUON DI PORTE: TRAIETTORIE ABITATIVE DI UN RICHIEDENTE ASILO PAKISTANO IN ITALIA. UN APPROCCIO BIOGRAFICO” (STUDI EMIGRAZIONE, 2020)
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Jan Willem Duyvendak (University of Amsterdam) have recently published a book chapter on Making home within the edited collection Pragmatic inquiry: Critical concepts for social sciences, edited by J.R. Bowen, N.Dodier, J.W. Duyvendak, A. Hardon, Routledge, 2020. See below the abstract of their chapter, and the presentation of the book. Making Home By Paolo Boccagni, Jan … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI, J.W. DUYVENDAK: MAKING HOME (IN “PRAGMATIC INQUIRY – CRITICAL CONCEPT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES”, 2020)
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 … Leggi tutto NEW BOOK: THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE – A CONVERSATION ACROSS DISCIPLINES
P. BOCCAGNI: ADVANCING TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION STUDIES THROUGH HOME (HOMING WP11_2020) This Working Paper provides a conceptual overview of the social experience of home and of its significance for transnational migration studies. Home, as a material setting, a special relationship with place or a source of distinctive emotions and social practices, is significantly affected by human … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: ADVANCING TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION STUDIES THROUGH HOME (HOMING WP11_2020)
#STAYHOME UNDER LOCKDOWN IN ITALY (2): "AT HOME" ON YOUTUBE by Federico La Bruna Abstract This post reviews the methodological bases of the construction of an original dataset of YouTube videos, during the spring 2020 lockdown in Italy. This pilot study aimed to investigate the ways in which home and domestic spaces were presented and … Leggi tutto #STAYHOME UNDER LOCKDOWN IN ITALY (2): “AT HOME” ON YOUTUBE (BY FEDERICO LA BRUNA)
Relative to other disciplines, sociology has relatively neglected the study of home so far. Why is that, and what is the potential contribution of this disciplinary background? In addressing these questions, Paolo Boccagni and Margarethe Kusenbach have recently edited a Special Issue of ISA's Journal Current Sociology (68)5, 2020, Toward a sociology of home and homemaking. The volume provides a … Leggi tutto TOWARD A SOCIOLOGY OF HOME AND HOMEMAKING: A SPECIAL ISSUE OF “CURRENT SOCIOLOGY”
Why study migrant houses in countries of origin? The question, which informs a number of case studies across HOMInG's fieldwork, has been systematically addressed by Paolo Boccagni, together with Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO, Norway), in a paper recently published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.Migrant houses in countries of origin, referred to as … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI, M. BIVAND-ERDAL: ON THE THEORETICAL POTENTIAL OF REMITTANCE HOUSES (JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES, 2020)
This new HOMInG working paper aims to reconceptualize the debate on the lived experience of accommodation for asylum seekers, as a matter of home and homemaking. Several studies have recently emphasized the influence of housing quality on the ways in which asylum reception centres are experienced, and possibly re-adapted, by the residents. Reception facilities can indeed facilitate … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (HOMING WP 10_2020)
This book lays out a framework for understanding connections between home and mobility, and situates this within a multidisciplinary field of social research. The authors show how the idea of home offers a privileged entry point into forced migration, diversity and inequality. Using original fieldwork, they adopt an encompassing lens on labour, family and refugee flows, with cases of … Leggi tutto NEW BOOK: A. MIRANDA-NIETO, A. MASSA, S. BONFANTI: ‘ETHNOGRAPHIES OF HOME AND MOBILITY’ (ROUTLEDGE, 2020)
Aurora Massa, former member of HOMInG, has recently published an article in ANUAC, the journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology. See the abstract below. ABSTRACT This article investigates how mobility regimes and destination countries contribute to reshaping transnational family ties among refugees from Eritrea. Due to protracted political violence in the country, Eritreans … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: FAMILIES AT A DISTANCE, DISTANCES WITHIN FAMILIES: BORDERS AND EMOTIONAL BONDS AMONG MIGRANTS FROM ERITREA (‘ANUAC’, 2020).
HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article in ANUAC, the journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology. See the abstract below. Abstract Based on extensive multi-site fieldwork with Punjabi immigrants in Italy, the article discusses the institute of transnational marriage and kin reunification among Indian diasporas, interlacing the drive for upward mobility, the … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: SHIFTING WOMEN: MOBILIZING INTIMATE KINSHIP IN A PUNJABI DIASPORA DOMESTIC NARRATIVE (‘ANUAC’, 2020).
P. Boccagni, L.E. Pérez Murcia: Fixed places, shifting distances: remittance houses and migrants’ negotiation of home in Ecuador ("Migration Studies", 2020) HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia have just published a paper, in Migration Studies, which highlights the significance of "remittance houses" to investigate migrants' positions, interests and life projects, relative to their countries of … Leggi tutto P. Boccagni, L.E. Pérez Murcia: Fixed places, shifting distances: remittance houses and migrants’ negotiation of home in Ecuador (“Migration Studies”, 2020)