Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

On HOMInG seminar 33_19, anthropologist Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Hong Kong) provided a rich and stimulating account of his fieldwork inside Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions - " a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district", which "a remarkably motley group of people call [...] home". This is the background to his celebrated … Leggi tutto Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

HOMING INTERVIEW #35: MAJA  POVRZANOVIĆ FRYKMAN 

HOMInG interview with Maja Povrzanović Frykman (Malmö University) Conducted by Ilka Vari-Lavoisier November 2019 "Military violence led people to re-discover the place of their daily life in conditions of thorough disruption of normality as they knew it. What can you do if your town is under siege and your home is turned into a place of fear and destruction? … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #35: MAJA  POVRZANOVIĆ FRYKMAN 

HOMING @ “TIME FOR UTOPIA: YOUTHS AND ISLAM BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at an International workshop on Time for utopia: Youths and Islam between past and future, to take place in Rome (Sapienza University) next January 16-17. The title of Paolo's presentation is "From a frozen present to a frozen future? Waiting, negotiating temporalities and envisioning a better future within a … Leggi tutto HOMING @ “TIME FOR UTOPIA: YOUTHS AND ISLAM BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”

Barbara Bertolani: “Towards a way of researching into migrants’ houses: empty rooms, objects and images as substitutes for the absent ones”

Towards a way of researching into migrants' houses: empty rooms, objects and images as substitutes for the absent ones Barbara Bertolani (ERC HOMInG – UniTrento)   Last August I went to Punjab, India, in the district of Ropar, to conduct my fieldwork for about one month. I returned to Punjab after seven years. The first … Leggi tutto Barbara Bertolani: “Towards a way of researching into migrants’ houses: empty rooms, objects and images as substitutes for the absent ones”

Calls for applications: HOMInG and PRIN “Debordering”

Two calls for applications have just been opened at the Dpt. of Sociology, UniTrento, under the supervision of Paolo Boccagni: - One postdoc researcher and one research assistant (one year each) within HOMInG, deadline on January 30. Online application only: https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando/61380/dsrs-avviso-di-selezione-per-il-conferimento-di-n-1-assegno-di-ricerca-per-la-collaborazione-ad-atti  and https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando/61392/dsrs-avviso-di-selezione-per-il-conferimento-di-n-1-assegno-post-dottorato-di-ricerca-per-la-collabo - Two postdoc positions (one for up to 2 years, one for 1 year) within the PRIN project Debordering: Activism and citizenship … Leggi tutto Calls for applications: HOMInG and PRIN “Debordering”

Of Domes and Robes: Come il culto si fa casa. An Ethnographic Short Film on freedom of worship and the rights to the city

Of Domes and Robes: Come il culto si fa casa. An Ethnographic Short Film on freedom of worship and the rights to the city Pic.1_Film First Look! As anticipated on our social media, a first-time cinematic project is in progress @HOMInG, aiming to add visibility and participation to our exploration of home and migration. Suturing … Leggi tutto Of Domes and Robes: Come il culto si fa casa. An Ethnographic Short Film on freedom of worship and the rights to the city

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 seminar with Jason Hart: Safe as Houses? Shelter and Home in Displacement Camps

HOMInG's seminar 38_19, next November 26, will be with prof. Jason Hart, a social anthropologist from the University of Bath [https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/jason-hart/publications/]. See the abstract of Jason's presentation below. As usual, all invited! Jason Hart (University of Bath) Safe as Houses?: Shelter and Home in Displacement Camps Forced displacement is commonly conceptualised as a temporary condition: an … Leggi tutto New seminar with Jason Hart: Safe as Houses? Shelter and Home in Displacement Camps

ALEJANDRO MIRANDA-NIETO: “HOME AS INFRASTRUCTURE, PROCESS AND PRACTICE” (VIDEO)

On HOMInG's seminar 32_19, Alejandro Miranda Nieto gave a presentation on Home as infrastructure, process and practice. Alejandro shows how material infrastructures shape migrants' experience of home in a number of ways, illuminated by an ethnographic engagement with(in) their dwellings. Alejandro Miranda-Nieto: Home as infrastructure, process and practice Unremarkable as they may appear, the technological assemblages that facilitate … Leggi tutto ALEJANDRO MIRANDA-NIETO: “HOME AS INFRASTRUCTURE, PROCESS AND PRACTICE” (VIDEO)