The piece casts an ethnographic portrait of London Southall, as sensed through street phenomenology. Twenty years after Baumann’s (1996) exposé of this mixed social field, dialogic chats and photographic shots concur to depict today’s diversification of an iconic British Asian scene, beating in the tempo of its daily grinds.
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)
Homing interview #24: Michelle Obeid Interview with Michelle Obeid Conducted by Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia at the University of Manchester, UK "Creating or recreating home is probably the most obvious and complex way of making life ‘normal’, since home seems to be the most ‘normal’ or ‘basic’ thing that humans everywhere need, regardless of what … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #24: MICHELLE OBEID
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)
The next HOMInG seminar will be with Dr. Helen Taylor, the author of a very inspiring book on Refugees and the meaning of home The seminar will take place next November 15 at 4pm, Dpt. of Sociology. See the abstract below. All welcome! The concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, … Leggi tutto New seminar with Helen Taylor: Home on the Move – The negotiated meaning of home for refugees in London
Wanderlust in London: a reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End by Sara Bonfanti Snapshot after snapshot, this long post narrates the pilot fieldwork conducted by the author in London last October. Trailing the conspicuousness of British south Asians, ethnographic reflections emotively charged approach some of the puzzles that these heterogeneous diasporas have experienced … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Wanderlust in London. A reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End
As a part of the Institute of Historical Research ‘Studies of Home’ series, convened by the Centre for Studies of Home (Queen Mary University - Geffrye Musuem of the Home), Paolo Boccagni will give a seminar on Homing: a conceptual and research agenda on migrants' home experience. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 3rd May at 5.30pm … Leggi tutto HOMING @ CENTRE FOR STUDIES OF HOME (LONDON, MAY 3)