PAOLO BOCCAGNI: “CARRYING OBJECTS, REPRODUCING HOMES? REVISITING TRANSNATIONAL OBJECT CIRCULATION THROUGH MY FIELDWORK IN ECUADOR”

Carrying objects, reproducing home? Revisiting transnational object circulation through my fieldwork in Ecuador by Paolo Boccagni   (1.) Migrants’ cross-border connections, including those that aim to reproduce their homes both physically and symbolically, are substantiated by a variety of objects that travel with migrants themselves or on their behalf between different locations. An increasing number of … Leggi tutto PAOLO BOCCAGNI: “CARRYING OBJECTS, REPRODUCING HOMES? REVISITING TRANSNATIONAL OBJECT CIRCULATION THROUGH MY FIELDWORK IN ECUADOR”

Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea by Milena Belloni   Eritrea has experienced massive international emigration since the 50s. Due to war and lack of freedom, in 1993 it was calculated that over 1 million Eritreans over a population of 3 million lived in the diaspora. After … Leggi tutto Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

L.E. PEREZ MURCIA: “IT TOOK ME THREE GENERATIONS TO REACH A MIGRANT’S ‘HOME'”

It took me three generations to reach a migrant's ‘home’ by Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia   When looking at people’s attitudes towards home and home-making practices, the places they inhabit become critical fieldwork sites. It is not only because neighbourhoods, houses and rooms constitute places for dwelling but also, for some, a ‘home’. By observing … Leggi tutto L.E. PEREZ MURCIA: “IT TOOK ME THREE GENERATIONS TO REACH A MIGRANT’S ‘HOME'”

Alejandro Miranda: “Celebrating like a local and Ecuadorian in the Netherlands”

Celebrating like a local and Ecuadorian in the Netherlands by Alejandro Miranda While conducting fieldwork in the Netherlands last year I met generous people from Ecuador who taught me quite a few things about homing in a specific locality, as part of a community. One of the most remarkable episodes was a celebration that involved many … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda: “Celebrating like a local and Ecuadorian in the Netherlands”

Sara Bonfanti: “Of shifts and stitches,  field-working among Hindustanis in Amsterdam”

Of shifts and stitches,  field-working among Hindustanis in Amsterdam By Sara Bonfanti The Post highlights some epiphanies of doing ethnography in the Dutch capital, searching for patterns of Indo-Pakistani migrations, and finding savoury exceptionalities. Tags: Hindustanis, associations, migration visas, houses of worship, Netherlands.   Pic.1_Amsterdam, channelling touristsApril 2018. I shifted to the NL quite reluctantly, … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “Of shifts and stitches,  field-working among Hindustanis in Amsterdam”

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

Paolo Boccagni: “999 questions (and a few answers) on dwelling: art and homemaking in Milan”

999 questions (and a few answers) on dwelling: art and homemaking in Milan by Paolo Boccagni   “What can art tell us about home?”, Olivia Sheringham and Richard Baxter wondered some years ago (see the wrap-up post on the "Workshop on home and art" which took place at the Geffrye Museum, London, in May 2015: www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/news/2015/items/what-can-art-tell-us-about-home.html). … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “999 questions (and a few answers) on dwelling: art and homemaking in Milan”

Aurora Massa: Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London

Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London by Aurora Massa   After the Second World War, Italian colonialism followed a peculiar historical path compared to that of other European countries. In Italy, the memory of colonialism almost vanished because of post-war efforts to deal … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London

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