L.E. PEREZ MURCIA: “IT TOOK ME THREE GENERATIONS TO REACH A MIGRANT’S ‘HOME'”

It took me three generations to reach a migrant's ‘home’ by Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia   When looking at people’s attitudes towards home and home-making practices, the places they inhabit become critical fieldwork sites. It is not only because neighbourhoods, houses and rooms constitute places for dwelling but also, for some, a ‘home’. By observing … Leggi tutto L.E. PEREZ MURCIA: “IT TOOK ME THREE GENERATIONS TO REACH A MIGRANT’S ‘HOME'”

Paolo Boccagni: “Ethnic” restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid

"Ethnic" restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid by Paolo Boccagni Talking about home and studying homemaking, in people's everyday life, may be a matter of very mundane and unexotic topics. One of them is certainly food. There is much true, and little new, in the idea that "ethnic" … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Ethnic” restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid

Alejandro Miranda: Flat sharing in Madrid – Thresholds of privacy and intimacy

Flat sharing is a common living arrangement in many large cities. I have been exploring how this strategy is used by locals and foreigners while conducting fieldwork in Madrid. Although many have the impression that flat sharing is something migrants do with people of their same nationality, I have found that this is not always … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda: Flat sharing in Madrid – Thresholds of privacy and intimacy

Paolo Boccagni: On migrant ways of making home in the public, beyond symbolic ethnicity – notes from my pilot fieldwork in Madrid

On migrant ways of making home in the public, beyond symbolic ethnicity - notes from my pilot fieldwork in Madrid by Paolo Boccagni   I've often been to Madrid, albeit only for short periods. This is what most academics do as they bounce, luckily but also a bit sadly, from one conference to the next. … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: On migrant ways of making home in the public, beyond symbolic ethnicity – notes from my pilot fieldwork in Madrid