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)
A wide literature exists on the genealogy and the conceptual career of home in social sciences, and beyond. The same does not hold for its derivative term homing, though. Despite its circulation in a diverse and multidisciplinary literature over time, no systematization has been done yet of the conceptual, disciplinary and temporal patterns in the … Leggi tutto ON THE USES, FUNCTIONS AND MEANINGS OF HOMING IN THE LITERATURE (S. YAPO & P. BOCCAGNI – HOMING WP 7_2020)
HOMInG interview with Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Honk Kong) Conducted by Paolo Boccagni Trento, September 2019 "Home is an ideal that is overwhelmingly positive for almost everybody. In reality it often does not fit that. There are hundreds of millions of people, or probably billions of people, for whom the actual home they feel is lacking – whether … Leggi tutto HOMInG INTERVIEW #30: GORDON MATHEWS
HOMInG is over 2.5 years old by now. Its preliminary findings can be appreciated as “progress”, relative to the preexisting research on home and migration, in at least five respects. All of them invite to further research and conversations on questions of home, especially for people away, displaced, or deprived from it. All of them will … Leggi tutto PAOLO BOCCAGNI: HOMING AT MID-WAY: 2.5 YEARS, 5 KEY POINTS
As of July 2019, Dr. Barbara Bertolani, a sociologist, has joined the HOMInG research team. Barbara will mainly work with Indian migrants, both in Europe and in their country of origin. See her short bio below. Barbara Bertolani is a sociologist with a BA in Political Sciences from Bologna University and a PhD in Sociology … Leggi tutto NEW HOMINGER: BARBARA BERTOLANI
The mid-term symposium of the ERC-StG funded research project HOMInG – The home-migration nexus was a gathering of international and interdisciplinary scholars at Trento University to discuss the preliminary findings from different contexts all around the world on the topic HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move.
On June 3-4, at the University of Trento (Dpt. of Sociology), HOMInG will hold its mid-term symposium: HomING: Displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move. See the programme (pdf)!
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”
Call for papers HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move Trento, June 3-4 2019 HOMInG – the home-migration nexus, an ERC-StG (678456, 2016-2021) based at the University of Trento, will host a mid-term symposium in Trento next June 3-4. The symposium will be on HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in … Leggi tutto #CFP: Homing mid-term symposium (June 3-4; deadline: April 7)
Call for papers HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move Trento, June 3-4 2019 HOMInG – the home-migration nexus, an ERC-StG (678456, 2016-2021) based at the University of Trento, will host a mid-term symposium in Trento next June 3-4. The symposium will be on HomING: displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in … Leggi tutto #CFP: Homing mid-term symposium (June 3-4; deadline: March 15)
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”
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Sara Bonfanti will participate in an international workshop on Lifestyles, Dwelling and Postmigratory Societies, to take place at Goethe University Frankfurt next 13 and 14 December. Paolo will give a keynote on Homing: an emerging conceptual bridge between migration studies and social theory. Sara will give a presentation on Home-sick and home-seeking. Translocal homing strategies among Italian Punjabi households. More info!
HOMING INTERVIEW #20: DEIRDRE MCKAY Reader in SocialGeography and Environmental Politics at Keele University. Conducted by PaoloBoccagni in Trento, 21 June 2018 "For lower skilled and undocumented migrants it is very difficult to make anything that would resemble a home. My Filipino respondents would never describe the places they lived as home. There was not enough … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #20: DEIRDRE MCKAY
HOMInG, as an ERC grant, is two years old by now. Not enough to be mature, yet. Well enough, though, for some preliminary findings to be shared, out of the ongoing (or recently ended) fieldwork of the first generation of homingers. Most of these points are only a part of broader conversations and arguments, to … Leggi tutto HOMInG on the way: 2 years, 4×3 findings