NEW BOOK: A. MIRANDA-NIETO, A. MASSA, S. BONFANTI: ‘ETHNOGRAPHIES OF HOME AND MOBILITY’ (ROUTLEDGE, 2020)

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)

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)

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”

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY: TEN DAYS LEFT!

Applications are welcome until May 31 for the 2019 edition of the International Summer School in Ethnography. The school is convened by Paolo Boccagni, Andrea Brighenti and Ester Gallo at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento. The 2019 edition will take place on September 9-13. Keynote speakers will include Gordon Matthews (Chinese University of … Leggi tutto INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY: TEN DAYS LEFT!

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)

Paolo Boccagni: “Homing and ethnographic revisits: a few notes back from Pasaje, Ecuador”

Homing and ethnographic revisits: a few notes back from Pasaje, Ecuador by Paolo Boccagni   I was back to Pasaje (El Oro, Southern Ecuador) last February. This was only a brief ethnographic "revisit" (Burawoy, 2003) of the place where I had done the bulk of my PhD fieldwork between 2006 and 2009. Being there again after … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Homing and ethnographic revisits: a few notes back from Pasaje, Ecuador”

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are welcome for the 2019 edition of the International Summer School in Ethnography. The school is convened by Paolo Boccagni, Andrea Brighenti and Ester Gallo at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento. The 2019 edition will take place on September 9-13. Keynote speakers will include Gordon Matthews (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Veena … Leggi tutto INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)

Searching for whose homes? A presentation on the riddles of ethnographic comparison (video) Last June, HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda presented a paper (co-authored with Aurora Massa) at the "Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa" conference at the University of Bergamo. This was a methodological reflection on the comparative potential of their evolving HOMInG fieldwork. The … Leggi tutto S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)

Peter Kellett @ HOMInG: Going beyond shelter. A longitudinal study of homemaking in rural Colombia

On the first HOMInG seminar in 2018, Peter Kellett (Newcastle University - @StudentsNCL) gives a rich and fascinating account out of his longitudinal ethnography of an informal settlement in rural Colombia. His lecture combines insights from architecture, anthropology and material culture, thereby following the life of dwellers and of their housing arrangements over time. Peter Kellett … Leggi tutto Peter Kellett @ HOMInG: Going beyond shelter. A longitudinal study of homemaking in rural Colombia

SARA BONFANTI: GOING VERTICAL IN AN URBAN PERIPHERY – WINDING THROUGH SOCIAL HOUSING SKYSCRAPERS IN BRESCIA

Going vertical in an urban periphery: winding through social housing skyscrapers in Brescia by Sara Bonfanti The post recalls some of my fieldwork days in S. Polo neighborhood last autumn: meeting with a Board of Residents and paying home visits to a senior tenant in Cimabue Tower. What’s the matter with (being sent to) dwelling … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: GOING VERTICAL IN AN URBAN PERIPHERY – WINDING THROUGH SOCIAL HOUSING SKYSCRAPERS IN BRESCIA

HOMInG and the Trento Summer School in Ethnography: extended deadline (May 14)

The research team of HOMInG will contribute to the International Summer School in Ethnography (5th edition) which will take place in Trento next September 10-15. Guest speakers will include M. Butcher, J.W. Duyvendak, S. Jansen and C. Mattiucci. The school is addressed to PhD students and postdocs across social sciences. The 2017 edition will be … Leggi tutto HOMInG and the Trento Summer School in Ethnography: extended deadline (May 14)