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.
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Sara Bonfanti will bring insights from the project's evolving fieldwork into the annual IMISCOE conference, to take place in Malmo on June 26-28. Paolo, together with Marta Bivand Erdal, has convened a session on Does migration make for better homes?. In the same session, and with the same author, he will give a presentation on Migrant houses in … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ IMISCOE 2019
HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti will give a presentation at the forthcoming international "Migration Conference" at the University of Bari [https://www.migrationconference.net]. Her presentation falls within the session on Outside the boundaries of reception. The social trajectories, material conditions and geographic mobility of asylum seekers and beneficiaries outside the Italian system of international protection. The session has been convened by Giuliana Sanò … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ THE MIGRATION CONFERENCE 2019
“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” Khalil Gibran (1923) Over the past two years, HOMInG has come to recognize that migration and homemaking are deeply entwined with religion. As much … Leggi tutto HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)
"DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…" The rhythm of doing fieldwork(s) between London and Amsterdam, in October and November 2018 by Sara Bonfanti The Post revisits my last European fieldtrips, planned around Diwali Festivals celebrated in the Diaspora, but lighting plenty of further insights… Autumn just kicked in, as yellowed leaves began to fall, I was swept away … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…”
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!
Searching for whose homes? A presentation on the riddles of ethnographic comparison (video) Last June, HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda presented a paper (co-authored with Aurora Massa) at the "Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa" conference at the University of Bergamo. This was a methodological reflection on the comparative potential of their evolving HOMInG fieldwork. The … Leggi tutto S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)
EASA 2018 Conference took place in Stockholm 13 – 17 August, under the auspices of Emeritus Professor Ulf Hannerz, an old-timer theoriser of transnational cultural processes. This year’s theme echoed the structure of a rite of passage: ‘staying, moving, and settling’, whose tripartite tempo is as much illustrative of doing fieldwork as of multifarious human … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Houses, Homemaking and Diasporas @EASA 2018
HOMING @ EASA 2018: STAYING, MOVING, SETTLING HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Aurora Massa will participate in the 2018 meeting of the European Association of Social Anthropologist (EASA) in Stockholm. Their presentations will be part of the session Houses and domestic space in the diaspora: materiality, senses and temporalities in migrants' dwellings, convened by Ester Gallo and Henrike Donner (August 16 at … Leggi tutto HOMING @ EASA 2018: STAYING, MOVING, SETTLING
SOUTHALL 3.0: WHEN HOME HAPPENS… A follow up of field working in West London, June 2018 by Sara Bonfanti There comes a time when one’s fieldwork is no longer alien, and yet it has not been fully domesticated. That’s exactly when you need to let whips and brakes go… and embrace the full potential … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “SOUTHALL 3.0: WHEN HOME HAPPENS…”