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)

New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

HOMInG seminar 30_2019 will take place next March 14, Thursday, at 4pm - Dpt. of Sociology. The speaker will be HOMInG's Aurora Massa - title and abstract below. As usual, All welcome! Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe by Aurora Massa (University of Trento) This presentation discusses the importance of the religious domain in the … Leggi tutto New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

HOMING @ EASA 2018: STAYING, MOVING, SETTLING

HOMING @ EASA 2018: STAYING, MOVING, SETTLING HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Aurora Massa will participate in the 2018 meeting of the European Association of Social Anthropologist (EASA) in Stockholm. Their presentations will be part of the session  Houses and domestic space in the diaspora: materiality, senses and temporalities in migrants' dwellings, convened by Ester Gallo and Henrike Donner (August 16 at … Leggi tutto HOMING @ EASA 2018: STAYING, MOVING, SETTLING

Aurora Massa: “Knowledge production, ethical participation and political commitment. Notes from the Annual meeting of Escapes”

Knowledge production, ethical participation and political commitment Notes from the Annual meeting of Escapes by Aurora Massa   At the end of June I attended the conference Ragion di stato, ragioni umanitarie. Genealogie e prospettive del sistema di asilo (Reason of state, reasons of humanitarism. Genealogies and perspectives on the asylum regime) in Milan, where … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: “Knowledge production, ethical participation and political commitment. Notes from the Annual meeting of Escapes”

“Searching for whose homes? Reflections on ethnographic comparison”, by Miranda-Bonfanti-Massa

Searching for whose homes? Reflections on ethnographic comparison Alejandro Miranda, Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa Keywords: cross-country case studies, sharing ethnography, reflexivity, research methods. Comparing is a resource of insight in our project. It is also a commitment: how do comparing across social groups and field sites can do justice to and emphasise the uniqueness of … Leggi tutto “Searching for whose homes? Reflections on ethnographic comparison”, by Miranda-Bonfanti-Massa

HOMInG @ ERQ 2018: Searching for whose homes? Riddles of ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research across European cities

HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa and Alejandro Miranda will give a joint presentation at the 2018  conference of Etnografia e Ricerca qualitativa (University of Bergamo). They will contribute to the session  Comparing What? Conceptualising comparison in migraton and urban studies, convened by N. Harney and A. Brighenti on June 9,  Saturday, 9.00-12.00: http://www.etnografiaricercaqualitativa.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/detailedERQ2018_DEF1.pdf See the abstract below. The paper discusses a series of methodological challenges emerging in an … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ ERQ 2018: Searching for whose homes? Riddles of ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research across European cities

HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 3_2018: SETTING THE TABLE, HAVING A SEAT. A REFLECTION ON POSITIONALITIES WHILE SEARCHING FOR HOME AND MIGRATION

HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 3_2018: SETTING THE TABLE, HAVING A SEAT. A REFLECTION ON POSITIONALITIES WHILE SEARCHING FOR HOME AND MIGRATION HOMInG WP 3_2018 - Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Alejandro Miranda Setting the table, having a seat. A reflection on positionalities while searching for home and migration  It is widely recognised in contemporary social scholarship … Leggi tutto HOMInG WORKING PAPER NO. 3_2018: SETTING THE TABLE, HAVING A SEAT. A REFLECTION ON POSITIONALITIES WHILE SEARCHING FOR HOME AND MIGRATION

AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS - RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS by Aurora Massa Based on my fieldwork in London, this post focuses on some religious practices which take place in the domestic spaces of Eritrean migrants. By analysing icons and devotional gatherings for celebrating holy figures I reflect on the … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

HOMInG Working paper no. 2_2018: Home and Migration: a Bibliography

HOMInG Working paper no. 2_2018 Paolo Boccagni, Sara Bonfanti, Alejandro Miranda, Aurora Massa Home and Migration: a Bibliography The literature on homemaking and migration covers a vast array of disciplines, case studies, and substantive/methodological approaches. While being almost overwhelming by now, it also tends to be disperse and parcelized. There are several instances of mutually … Leggi tutto HOMInG Working paper no. 2_2018: Home and Migration: a Bibliography

Aurora Massa: HOMEMAKING OF ERITREANS AND ETHIOPIANS AFTER EVICTION IN ROME

SPATIAL COMPRESSION AND SPATIAL DISPERSION: THE HOMEMAKING OF ERITREANS AND ETHIOPIANS AFTER THE AUGUST EVICTION IN ROME by Aurora Massa (ERC HOMInG - University of Trento) By looking at homemaking practices, this post revisits the police-forced eviction of a squatted building in central Rome (August 2017). How do people rearrange their domestic and daily activities, … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: HOMEMAKING OF ERITREANS AND ETHIOPIANS AFTER EVICTION IN ROME