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)

‘HOME IN QUESTION: UNCOVERING MEANINGS, DESIRES AND DILEMMAS OF NON-HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & MIRANDA-NIETO, EUROPEAN JRL. OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 2021)

What is the opposite of home, and why does it matter? HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Alejandro Miranda-Nieto address this question through parallel revisits of their fieldwork, up to advancing an original conceptualization of "non-home" - as a matter (also) of volition, rather than (only) of negation, necessity or deprivation. Their article has just been published … Leggi tutto ‘HOME IN QUESTION: UNCOVERING MEANINGS, DESIRES AND DILEMMAS OF NON-HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & MIRANDA-NIETO, EUROPEAN JRL. OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 2021)

THE FABRIC OF DIASPORIC DESIGNS: WEARING PUNJABI SUITS HOME AND AWAY AMONG SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN IN EUROPE (S. BONFANTI, IN ‘(RE-)CLAIMING BODIES THROUGH FASHION AND STYLE’, 2021)

Former HOMInGer Sara Bonfanti has just published a chapter titled “The fabric of diasporic designs: wearing Punjabi suits home and away among South Asian women in Europe” within the volume edited by V. Thimm,  (Re-)Claiming Bodies Through Fashion and Style: Gendered Configurations in Muslim Contexts, pp. 215-239, Palgrave 2021. In the face of a changing … Leggi tutto THE FABRIC OF DIASPORIC DESIGNS: WEARING PUNJABI SUITS HOME AND AWAY AMONG SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN IN EUROPE (S. BONFANTI, IN ‘(RE-)CLAIMING BODIES THROUGH FASHION AND STYLE’, 2021)

SARA BONFANTI, ‘FAMILY NARRATIVES AND MOVING INTIMACIES IN AN INDIAN DIASPORA’ (IN ‘FAMILY PRACTICES IN MIGRATION’, 2021)

Former HOMInGer Sara Bonfanti has recently published a chapter on “Family narratives and moving intimacies in an Indian diaspora” within the volume edited by Martha Montero-Sieburth et. al, Family Practices in Migration Everyday Lives and Relationships, pp. 154-171, Routledge 2021. This book places family at the centre of discussions about migration and migrant life, seeing migrants … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI, ‘FAMILY NARRATIVES AND MOVING INTIMACIES IN AN INDIAN DIASPORA’ (IN ‘FAMILY PRACTICES IN MIGRATION’, 2021)

ROBIN COHEN: MY LOST LITHUANIAN HOME: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY ON BELONGING AND NOT BELONGING (HOMING WP 13_2021)

‘Home’ is often thought of as the place where one belongs. However, what if one wants to belong somewhere, but a great weight of painful history has separated you from your old home? In this paper, the author interleaves the history of his family in Lithuania with the momentous events that occurred there, especially during … Leggi tutto ROBIN COHEN: MY LOST LITHUANIAN HOME: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY ON BELONGING AND NOT BELONGING (HOMING WP 13_2021)

ACCUMULATED HOMELESSNESS: ANALYSING PROTRACTED DISPLACEMENT ALONG ERITREANS’ LIFE HISTORIES (M. BELLONI; A. MASSA, ‘JOURNAL OF REFUGEE STUDIES’, 2021)

How many times can refugees lose home? And how does this influence their aspirations and capabilities to make a new home? A new article by Milena Belloni and Aurora Massa in the Journal of Refugee Studies, based on their fieldwork into the housing pathways of Eritrean refugees in Europe, analyses protracted displacement through the lens … Leggi tutto ACCUMULATED HOMELESSNESS: ANALYSING PROTRACTED DISPLACEMENT ALONG ERITREANS’ LIFE HISTORIES (M. BELLONI; A. MASSA, ‘JOURNAL OF REFUGEE STUDIES’, 2021)

REMITTANCE HOUSES AND TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENSHIP: MAPPING ERITREA’S DIASPORA–STATE RELATIONSHIPS (M. BELLONI, ‘AFRICA SPECTRUM’, 2021)

Milena Belloni, former "hominger" and now FWO Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp, has recently published an OA paper on transnational and diasporic housing, based on her HOMInG fieldwork in Eritrea. The paper, Remittance Houses and Transnational Citizenship: Mapping Eritrea’s Diaspora–State Relationships, is part of a Special Issue of African Spectrum co-edited by T. Muller and M. … Leggi tutto REMITTANCE HOUSES AND TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENSHIP: MAPPING ERITREA’S DIASPORA–STATE RELATIONSHIPS (M. BELLONI, ‘AFRICA SPECTRUM’, 2021)

AT HOME IN THE GURDWARA? RELIGIOUS SPACE AND THE RESONANCE WITH DOMESTICITY IN A LONDON SUBURB (BERTOLANI | BONFANTI | BOCCAGNI, ‘RELIGION’, 2021)

HOMInG's Barbara Bertolani, Sara Bonfanti and Paolo Boccagni have just published an article in Religion, namely  At home in the gurdwara? Religious space and the resonance with domesticity in a London suburb. The authors advance an ethnographically informed understanding of home, as both a metaphor and a lived experience, which illuminates day-to-day religious and convivial practices of worship houses … Leggi tutto AT HOME IN THE GURDWARA? RELIGIOUS SPACE AND THE RESONANCE WITH DOMESTICITY IN A LONDON SUBURB (BERTOLANI | BONFANTI | BOCCAGNI, ‘RELIGION’, 2021)

HOMEMAKING IN THE PUBLIC: ON THE SCALES AND STAKES OF FRAMING, FEELING, AND CLAIMING EXTRA-DOMESTIC SPACE AS ‘HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & DUYVENDAK, ‘SOCIOLOGY COMPASS’, 2021)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Jan Willem Duyvendak (NIAS / University of Amsterdam) have just published a conceptual overview and agenda-setting paper on "homemaking in the public" in Sociology Compass. See the abstract below.Homemaking in the public. On the scales and stakes of framing, feeling, and claiming extra‐domestic space as “home”  Paolo Boccagni - Jan Willem Duyvendak https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12886 This … Leggi tutto HOMEMAKING IN THE PUBLIC: ON THE SCALES AND STAKES OF FRAMING, FEELING, AND CLAIMING EXTRA-DOMESTIC SPACE AS ‘HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & DUYVENDAK, ‘SOCIOLOGY COMPASS’, 2021)

‘ENTERING INTO DOMESTIC HOSPITALITY FOR REFUGEES: A CRITICAL INQUIRY THROUGH A MULTI-SCALAR VIEW OF HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & GIUDICI, ‘IDENTITIES’, 2021)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Daniela Giudici (HOASI, Univ. of Trento) have just published a study of domestic hospitality for refugees in Italy, approached through a multiscalar understanding of home. The article is available as online first in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. Paolo Boccagni & Daniela Giudici (2021) Entering into domestic hospitality for refugees: a critical inquiry through a … Leggi tutto ‘ENTERING INTO DOMESTIC HOSPITALITY FOR REFUGEES: A CRITICAL INQUIRY THROUGH A MULTI-SCALAR VIEW OF HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & GIUDICI, ‘IDENTITIES’, 2021)

P. BOCCAGNI, P. HONDAGNEU-SOTELO: INTEGRATION AND THE STRUGGLE TO TURN SPACE INTO ‘OUR’ PLACE: HOMEMAKING AS A WAY BEYOND THE STALEMATE OF ASSIMILATIONISM VS TRANSNATIONALISM (‘INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION’, 2021)

HOMInG’s Paolo Boccagni and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (University of Southern California) have just published a new article on the potential of homemaking as a category to approach migrant incorporation at a local level, moving beyond the predominant opposition between assimilation (or integration) and transnationalism. The piece, just out in International Migration, is part of a Special Issue on ‘How migrants become members’, edited … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI, P. HONDAGNEU-SOTELO: INTEGRATION AND THE STRUGGLE TO TURN SPACE INTO ‘OUR’ PLACE: HOMEMAKING AS A WAY BEYOND THE STALEMATE OF ASSIMILATIONISM VS TRANSNATIONALISM (‘INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION’, 2021)

FEELING AT HOME ACROSS TIME AND PLACE: A STUDY OF ECUADORIANS IN THREE EUROPEAN CITIES (BOCCAGNI & VARGAS-SILVA, ‘POPULATION, SPACE AND PLACE’, 2021)

Feeling at home across time and place, by HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Compas' Carlos Vargas-Silva, has just been published in Population, Space and Place [open access]. This is the first product out of HOMInG's transnational survey in London, Madrid and Milan (2019). The study was driven by the aim to make sense of migrants' views, emotions and … Leggi tutto FEELING AT HOME ACROSS TIME AND PLACE: A STUDY OF ECUADORIANS IN THREE EUROPEAN CITIES (BOCCAGNI & VARGAS-SILVA, ‘POPULATION, SPACE AND PLACE’, 2021)