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)
On HOMInG's seminar 38_19, prof. Jason Hart (University of Bath) presented his past and ongoing research on the experience of displacement and home among residents in refugee camps. See the abstract below. See the video here. Jason Hart (University of Bath) Safe as Houses?: Shelter and Home in Displacement Camps Forced displacement is commonly conceptualised as … Leggi tutto JASON HART: SAFE AS HOUSES? SHELTER AND HOME IN DISPLACEMENT CAMPS (VIDEO)
HOMInG’s Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia will present his paper "'I couldn't attend my mother's funeral and now I have to live with that': Exploring the interplay between migration, ageing and home" at EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists), 16th Biennial Conference. 'I couldn't attend my mother's funeral and now I have to live with that': … Leggi tutto HOMInG at EASA 2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
HOMInG interview with Jonathan Darling Durham University conducted by Enrico Fravega February 2020 "Homemaking and temporality are fundamentally connected. The process of homemaking involves a significant amount of investment, investing into a place in terms of thinking about a set of aspirations and behaviours. Thinking home is also about, not just relational connections to other … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #43: JONATHAN DARLING
Forced domesticity, homes and new vulnerabilities: experiences during the Covid-19 in India and impact on research By Barbara Bertolani On the evening of March 24, the Indian Prime Minister Modi announced on TV that, starting at midnight, all India would be blocked, the markets would be closed and public and private transports would stop due … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (4): BARBARA BERTOLANI
Home Research Confidential – Roma and Covid-19 by Stefánia Toma In February 2020 I was dreaming about the upcoming spring and summer. I was supposed to start again my field visits in the Roma communities of Transylvania, beginning my mornings with freshly grounded coffee, rich breakfasts and pálinka (local short drink, in Hungarian). I would have … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (3): STEFANIA TOMA
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).
Holding our breath… By Sara Bonfanti Self-ethnography Intro Covid-19 reached me sideways in Milan on 22nd Feb. I was enjoying a tour around the local Chinatown, expressly organized to support the Chinese community who has settled there since the 1930s and thrived, despite the mounting xenophobia addressing this national minority since the viremia had burst … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (2): SARA BONFANTI
This post opens a series in which the members of the HOMInG research team will analyze the substantive, methodological and ethical implications of doing research on home and migration, in times of global pandemic. After this piece by L.E. Pérez Murcia, more contributions will come from S. Bonfanti, S. Toma, B. Bertolani, I. Vari-Lavoisier and P. … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (1): LUIS E. PEREZ MURCIA
The Netherlands has recently launched a project to provide shelters for undocumented migrants. How can state authorities provide housing for the invisible population of those who are simply not supposed to be there? Belloni and Aru answered this question by interviewing local authorities, government officials and civil society and by spending time with undocumented migrants … Leggi tutto M. Belloni, S. Aru: ‘Sheltering the undocumented in Amsterdam: Inclusive housing rights or policing urban informality’?
Homing interview with Barak Kalir (University of Amsterdam) conducted by Milena Belloni (December, 2019) “In my perspective, territory is always taken. All the land is taken, since the land, as an abstract concept, is of no one. This is why home, for me, is always the consolidation of violence. In my writing I’m always very … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #42: BARAK KALIR