‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

Home has also to do with the materiality of certain objects in everyday life. What are the typical meanings and functions of these objects, and how far do they work as affordances for homemaking, among international migrants? Pérez-Murcia and Boccagni address these questions in a new article in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork into … Leggi tutto ‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has just published in Mobilities an open access article that revisits and advances further the project's theoretical approach, after five years of fieldwork.Homing: a category for research on space appropriation and ‘home-oriented’ mobilities https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2046977 Abstract This article is a conceptual invitation to homing, to revisit the everyday social experience of home as a situated manifestation of … Leggi tutto HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

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)

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)

P. BOCCAGNI, P. HONDAGNEU-SOTELO: INTEGRATION AND THE STRUGGLE TO TURN SPACE INTO ‘OUR’ PLACE: HOMEMAKING AS A WAY BEYOND THE STALEMATE OF ASSIMILATIONISM VS TRANSNATIONALISM (‘INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION’, 2021)

HOMInG’s Paolo Boccagni and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (University of Southern California) have just published a new article on the potential of homemaking as a category to approach migrant incorporation at a local level, moving beyond the predominant opposition between assimilation (or integration) and transnationalism. The piece, just out in International Migration, is part of a Special Issue on ‘How migrants become members’, edited … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI, P. HONDAGNEU-SOTELO: INTEGRATION AND THE STRUGGLE TO TURN SPACE INTO ‘OUR’ PLACE: HOMEMAKING AS A WAY BEYOND THE STALEMATE OF ASSIMILATIONISM VS TRANSNATIONALISM (‘INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION’, 2021)

HOMING WEBINAR (HS 46_20, NOVEMBER 23): “TRAVELLING TOWARDS HOME: MOBILITIES AND HOMEMAKING”

HOMInG Webinar On Mon. 23rd Nov. at h 10.30 CET (h 9.30 GMT) Convenor: Sara Bonfanti Guest Speakers: T. Selwyn and S. Hadzimuhamedovic, editor and authors of Travelling Towards Home: Mobilities and Homemaking, Berghahn, 2018. Studies of home and homecoming allow and encourage analysis to move between inner feelings and emotions, on the one hand, … Leggi tutto HOMING WEBINAR (HS 46_20, NOVEMBER 23): “TRAVELLING TOWARDS HOME: MOBILITIES AND HOMEMAKING”

BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

Peoples’ views, emotions and practices of home may concern not only the domestic space but also neighborhoods or some specific places inside them. Gurdwaras can be interpreted as semi-public spaces whereby an ethnic-religious minority – the Sikhs – try to enact a spatial, social and political appropriation over the local urban environment, hence to recreate … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’   

HOMInG's Alejandro Miranda-Nieto and Paolo Boccagni have just published a study of food and material cultures in "Ecuadorian" restaurants in Madrid as ways of homemaking and domestication in the public domain. The article is available as online-first in Sociology, the "flagship journal of the British Sociological Association". See the abstract below. See a direct link to the article … Leggi tutto A. Miranda-Nieto, P. Boccagni: ‘At home in the restaurant: Familiarity, Belonging and Material Culture in Ecuadorian Restaurants in Madrid’   

HOMInG @ IAS-UWA: WHY “HOME” MATTERS THE MOST FOR PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni, as 2019 Visiting Fellow at UWA's Institute of Advanced Studies, will give some lectures at the University of Western Australia, over the next few days: - Monday 26 August at 6pm: Why "home" matters the most for people on the move; - Tuesday 27 August at 1pm: Researching home and migration: theory-driven aims, method-related … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ IAS-UWA: WHY “HOME” MATTERS THE MOST FOR PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

HOMEMAKING AND FORCED MIGRATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (HOMING-HOASI WP 5_2019, BY DANIELA GIUDICI)

Homemaking and forced migration: A bibliography (pdf) The literature on forced migration, particularly to Europe, has exponentially grown in the past few years. Indeed following the so called 2015 European “refugee crisis”, issues of refugees and asylum politics have been met with renewed interest, in scholarly as well as in public debate. Yet, it is … Leggi tutto HOMEMAKING AND FORCED MIGRATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (HOMING-HOASI WP 5_2019, BY DANIELA GIUDICI)

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”