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)
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Margarethe Kusenbach (University of South Florida) have recently published a theoretical piece on the sociology of home in Current Sociology, online first: For a comparative sociology of home: relationships, cultures, structures. See the abstract below. For a comparative sociology of home: Relationships, cultures, structures Paolo Boccagni, Margarethe Kusenbach First Published June 12, 2020 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392120927776 Home matters, for … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI, M. KUSENBACH: FOR A COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY OF HOME: RELATIONSHIPS, CULTURES, STRUCTURES (“CURRENT SOCIOLOGY”, 2020).
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)
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)
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)
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’
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)
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