DAVID FITZGERALD @ HOMING: REFUGE BEYOND REACH

On HOMInG's seminar 36/19, David Fitzgerald (@FitzGeraldUCSD  - University of California, San Diego) gave a presentation out of his new book, Refuge beyond reach: How rich democracies repel asylum seekers, OUP, 2019. See the abstract below. David Fitzgerald (University of California, San Diego) Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers The core of the asylum regime is … Leggi tutto DAVID FITZGERALD @ HOMING: REFUGE BEYOND REACH

Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

On HOMInG seminar 30_2019, last March, Aurora Massa  discusses the significance of the religious domain in her ethnography among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Italy, Sweden and the UK. Her presentation focuses on icons, devotional gatherings and worship places related to the Orthodox Christianity, a field that is still understudied in relation to Eritrean mobility and homemaking. … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/G0qmOBmPibw HOMInG seminar 29_19 was with prof. Ann Varley, a human geographer at UCL. Her presentation provides an insightful and critical overview of theories of identity, home and mobility, building on her past fieldwork on informal settlements in urban Mexico. The widespread intellectual "fascination with the mobile subject", Ann says, "tends to neglect all situations … Leggi tutto Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHTc4EF4bA At HOMInG seminar 21_18, Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne) gave an insightful reinterpretation of a core concept of his thinking: domestication. Departing from the concept of "home" as a central phantasy of modern nationalism, he developed an interesting parallelism between dominant forms of racism and the ecological crisis. In connecting these two issues, Hage … Leggi tutto Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIUN-XRiKHo In this presentation, Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield - @michelelancione) explores the politics of life underground in Bucharest, Romania, and its capacity to invent a home within an infrastructure, and overall socio-technical conditions, which for many are a matter of uninhabitability. The presentation focuses on a canal passing under Bucharest’s central train station, where a … Leggi tutto MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGclcCZJk0 On HOMInG seminar 27_18 Helen Taylor, the author of Refugees and the meaning of home, presented a conceptual revisit of the idea of home for refugees, based on her recent participatory study in East London.  As Taylor argues, the concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, very loosely, someone who … Leggi tutto HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BaWzTepr8Y In this presentation Henrike Donner, an anthropologist at Goldsmith, University of London, investigates the significance of transnational housing investments and of "second homes" among non-resident Indians (NRI), drawing on her extended fieldwork experience in Kolkata, India. Recent decades have seen urban restructuring on an unprecedented scale, which caters to middle-class customers and their lifestyles … Leggi tutto HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)

ANDREA BRIGHENTI: URBAN THRESHOLDS AND MODES OF DOMESTICATION (VIDEO)

Last October, Andrea Mubi Brighenti (University of Trento) gave a fascinating HOMInG seminar on Urban thresholds and modes of domestication. In his speech, Andrea provides a theoretically rich and historically sensitive account of thresholds. He effectively shows how the ways in which thresholds are conceived, enacted and negotiated is central to the study of homemaking, and to the geographies and … Leggi tutto ANDREA BRIGHENTI: URBAN THRESHOLDS AND MODES OF DOMESTICATION (VIDEO)

Deirdre McKay: Home against home – Unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora (video)

On HOMInG seminar 20_18, last June, Deirdre McKay (Keele University) gave an in-depth and fascinating account of her extended ethnography of Filipino families and of their transnational practices. At the core of her presentation lies the complex function and impact of balikbayan, the boxes of used goods migrants send back to the Philippines. As McKay explains, "Setting the demands of one home against … Leggi tutto Deirdre McKay: Home against home – Unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora (video)