What does home mean, and how does it work in the everyday public space, among a refugee minority group in a stigmatized and super-diverse urban environment? As a way to address this question, Aurora Massa and Paolo Boccagni have just published an open access article in the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 30(1), 2021. The article stems from HOMInG's fieldwork among the … Leggi tutto THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AS HOME AWAY FROM HOME? POTENTIALS AND DILEMMAS OF HOMEMAKING IN THE PUBLIC AMONG THE SOMALI SWEDES IN RINKEBY, STOCKHOLM (MASSA & BOCCAGNI, ‘AJEC’, 2021)
How many times can refugees lose home? And how does this influence their aspirations and capabilities to make a new home? A new article by Milena Belloni and Aurora Massa in the Journal of Refugee Studies, based on their fieldwork into the housing pathways of Eritrean refugees in Europe, analyses protracted displacement through the lens … Leggi tutto ACCUMULATED HOMELESSNESS: ANALYSING PROTRACTED DISPLACEMENT ALONG ERITREANS’ LIFE HISTORIES (M. BELLONI; A. MASSA, ‘JOURNAL OF REFUGEE STUDIES’, 2021)
HOMInG's seminar 45_20, last November, was with Alejandro Miranda-Nieto, Aurora Massa and Sara Bonfanti, the authors of Ethnographies and mobilities in Europe: Shifting roofs (Routledge, 2020). The book presentation includes a stimulating conversation with Maja Provzanovic-Frykman and Nigel Rapport. https://www.youtube.com/embed/TiQBB9qhqmQ
HOMInG Virtual Book Launch Tue 3rd Nov. h 11 am CET (10 am GMT) Ethnographies of Home and Mobility: Shifting RoofsRoutledge, 2020 Authors presenting: A. Miranda-Nieto, A. Massa and S. Bonfanti Invited discussants: Prof. M. Povrzanovic Frykman (Malmö) and Prof. N. Rapport (St. Andrews) Convenor: P. Boccagni (Trento) This volume lays out a framework for … Leggi tutto HOMInG Webinar (HS 45_20, November 3): “Shifting Roofs” Virtual Book Launch
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).
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
HOMInG’s Milena Belloni and Aurora Massa will present their paper «Accumulated homelessness: Analysing protracted displacement along Eritreans’ trajectories» at the workshop Stay, move-on, return: Dynamics of mobility aspirations in contexts of forced displacement organised by Lea Müller-Funk (Department of Sociology), Natalie Welfens (Department of Political Science), Saskia Bonjour (Department of Political Science) at the Amsterdam Centre … Leggi tutto On accumulated homelessness in refugees’ lives: HOMInG @ «Stay, move-on, return: Dynamics of mobility aspirations in contexts of forced displacement» (6-7th November, Amsterdam)
HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Aurora Massa will chair a panel at the 2019 conference of the Association of Social Anthropology (ASA), to take place in Norwich on 3-6 September. Their panel, on Shaking grounds. Strategies for urban resilience when homes make no safe havens, will be on Wednesday 4 September from 9am onwards.
Under the stream “Displacements of Power”, on Wed. 4th Sept., Bonfanti and Massa from HOMInG will hold the Panel “Shaking grounds; strategies for urban resilience when homes make no safe heavens”. The ASA 2019 Conference (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth… isn’t it time to de-colonialize this reference?!) is taking place at … Leggi tutto HOMINGERS @ASA 2019: “ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES”
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)
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'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
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”