PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO ON “MIGRATION AND THE SEARCH FOR HOME”

Prof. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo has written a review of Migration and the search for home that has been published in Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, 3/2018: 619-620.   We live in the age of global migration, and it is now impossible to escape this social fact.  International migration goes together with globalization and it has become extremely diverse, fanning out not only from … Leggi tutto PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO ON “MIGRATION AND THE SEARCH FOR HOME”

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)

Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia: “An ordinary family… extraordinary human beings”

‘An ordinary family… extraordinary human beings’ by Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia I still remember the first time I mentioned to the research participants I have been working with in Manchester, London, and Madrid my plans to visit their families and friends in their places of origin. Some of them could not believe my plans and … Leggi tutto Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia: “An ordinary family… extraordinary human beings”

NEW SEMINAR – ALEJANDRO MIRANDA: HOME AS INFRASTRUCTURE, PROCESS AND PRACTICE

HOMInG Seminar 32_2019, on April 12 at 11am (Dpt. of Sociology), will be with cultural sociologist Alejandro Miranda Nieto. Alejandro will revisit his fieldwork as "hominger", between 2017 and 2019, by connecting the study of home and migration with research on material infrastructures and affordances. See the abstract below. All welcome!   Home as infrastructure, … Leggi tutto NEW SEMINAR – ALEJANDRO MIRANDA: HOME AS INFRASTRUCTURE, PROCESS AND PRACTICE

NEW SEMINAR – PEGGY LEVITT: Creating Home – National Literature as a Window on Belonging

HOMInG Seminar 31_2019, on April 11 at 4pm, will be with sociologist  Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College and Harvard University). Prof. Levitt is a leading scholar on migrant transnationalism, transnational social protection and cultural circulation, among other topics. We look forward to hosting her at the Dpt. of Sociology, University of Trento. See the title and abstract of her … Leggi tutto NEW SEMINAR – PEGGY LEVITT: Creating Home – National Literature as a Window on Belonging

Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/G0qmOBmPibw HOMInG seminar 29_19 was with prof. Ann Varley, a human geographer at UCL. Her presentation provides an insightful and critical overview of theories of identity, home and mobility, building on her past fieldwork on informal settlements in urban Mexico. The widespread intellectual "fascination with the mobile subject", Ann says, "tends to neglect all situations … Leggi tutto Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)