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”

New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

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

HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGclcCZJk0 On HOMInG seminar 27_18 Helen Taylor, the author of Refugees and the meaning of home, presented a conceptual revisit of the idea of home for refugees, based on her recent participatory study in East London.  As Taylor argues, the concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, very loosely, someone who … Leggi tutto HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BaWzTepr8Y In this presentation Henrike Donner, an anthropologist at Goldsmith, University of London, investigates the significance of transnational housing investments and of "second homes" among non-resident Indians (NRI), drawing on her extended fieldwork experience in Kolkata, India. Recent decades have seen urban restructuring on an unprecedented scale, which caters to middle-class customers and their lifestyles … Leggi tutto HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)