HOMING SEMINAR (APRIL 23, 10 CET): OUR MINIMUM DWELLING SPACE – DESI WEAR AT HOME AND AWAY (BY S. BONFANTI)

In HOMInG's seminar 51_21, Sara Bonfanti focuses on the narrative travels of salwar-kameez - the Punjabi suit - by combining fashion theory and social anthropology. At the crossroad between homemade and retailed clothing, this versatile three-piece garment is widely worn among South Asian men and women, as a gendered embodiment of ethnic pride, religious modesty, overthrown subaltern identity. Based … Leggi tutto HOMING SEMINAR (APRIL 23, 10 CET): OUR MINIMUM DWELLING SPACE – DESI WEAR AT HOME AND AWAY (BY S. BONFANTI)

THOUGHT IN THE ACT OF DRAWING. HOMInG AT THE “SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY” CONFERENCE

by Sara Bonfanti Pic.1 SPA Logo “None of us started this culture of hatred and bigotry, but many of us benefit from it, whether we want to or not. If we are not actively working to end it, we are complicit in sustaining it. It’s time–far beyond time–to do the work.” This is the message … Leggi tutto THOUGHT IN THE ACT OF DRAWING. HOMInG AT THE “SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY” CONFERENCE

HOMInG lands at the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival 2021

by Sara Bonfanti RAI Film Festival 2021 – online edition was a rich, engaging and varied event that brought together the leading voices in the field of visual anthropology to interrogate cutting-edge documentary film practice. Over ten days, 19th - 28th March, the festival staged prize-winning films, panels, workshops, as well as Q&As with filmmakers, … Leggi tutto HOMInG lands at the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival 2021

S. BONFANTI: OF RESEARCH PARTICIPATION AND CREATIVE OUTPUTS

Practicing ethnography means to learn how to master the right distance and proximity with the subjects who inhabit the field we have set to explore. As anthropologists, we are trained to exercise in participant observation (or to observe such participation, Tedlock 1991); as qualitative social scientists at large we juggle with terms that describe our … Leggi tutto S. BONFANTI: OF RESEARCH PARTICIPATION AND CREATIVE OUTPUTS

Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas (in “Embodying religion, gender and sexuality”, 2020)

NEW PUBLICATION OUT by HOMINGER Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas This contribution undertakes an ethnographic analysis of the shifting meaning that the dastar (turban), as a gendered body marker, may represent for the Sikh diaspora in countries of resettlement. Drawing from extensive fieldwork in Italy and Britain, this chapter … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas (in “Embodying religion, gender and sexuality”, 2020)

SARA BONFANTI: “A SUON DI PORTE: TRAIETTORIE ABITATIVE DI UN RICHIEDENTE ASILO PAKISTANO IN ITALIA. UN APPROCCIO BIOGRAFICO” (STUDI EMIGRAZIONE, 2020)

The article considers one life story, emblematic of seeking refuge in Italy today. Shaneer, let’s name him so, is a middle-aged man, fled from Pakistan after forsaking a weapons’ Lord, routed through the Balkans and ended up drifting for years across the peninsula. Combining ethnography with conversation analysis, this piece revisits the accounts rendered by … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: “A SUON DI PORTE: TRAIETTORIE ABITATIVE DI UN RICHIEDENTE ASILO PAKISTANO IN ITALIA. UN APPROCCIO BIOGRAFICO” (STUDI EMIGRAZIONE, 2020)

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”

HOMInG Webinar (HS 45_20, November 3): “Shifting Roofs” Virtual Book Launch

HOMInG Virtual Book Launch Tue 3rd Nov. h 11 am CET (10 am GMT) Ethnographies of Home and Mobility: Shifting RoofsRoutledge, 2020 Authors presenting: A. Miranda-Nieto, A. Massa and S. Bonfanti Invited discussants: Prof. M. Povrzanovic Frykman (Malmö) and Prof. N. Rapport (St. Andrews) Convenor: P. Boccagni (Trento) This volume lays out a framework for … Leggi tutto HOMInG Webinar (HS 45_20, November 3): “Shifting Roofs” Virtual Book Launch

NEW BOOK: A. MIRANDA-NIETO, A. MASSA, S. BONFANTI: ‘ETHNOGRAPHIES OF HOME AND MOBILITY’ (ROUTLEDGE, 2020)

This book lays out a framework for understanding connections between home and mobility, and situates this within a multidisciplinary field of social research. The authors show how the idea of home offers a privileged entry point into forced migration, diversity and inequality. Using original fieldwork, they adopt an encompassing lens on labour, family and refugee flows, with cases of … Leggi tutto NEW BOOK: A. MIRANDA-NIETO, A. MASSA, S. BONFANTI: ‘ETHNOGRAPHIES OF HOME AND MOBILITY’ (ROUTLEDGE, 2020)

SARA BONFANTI: SHIFTING WOMEN: MOBILIZING INTIMATE KINSHIP IN A PUNJABI DIASPORA DOMESTIC NARRATIVE (‘ANUAC’, 2020).

HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article in ANUAC, the journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology. See the abstract below. Abstract Based on extensive multi-site fieldwork with Punjabi immigrants in Italy, the article discusses the institute of transnational marriage and kin reunification among Indian diasporas, interlacing the drive for upward mobility, the … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: SHIFTING WOMEN: MOBILIZING INTIMATE KINSHIP IN A PUNJABI DIASPORA DOMESTIC NARRATIVE (‘ANUAC’, 2020).

COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (2): SARA BONFANTI

Holding our breath… By Sara Bonfanti Self-ethnography Intro Covid-19 reached me sideways in Milan on 22nd Feb. I was enjoying a tour around the local Chinatown, expressly organized to support the Chinese community who has settled there since the 1930s and thrived, despite the mounting xenophobia addressing this national minority since the viremia had burst … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (2): SARA BONFANTI