HOMInG's 43_20 seminar, convened by Sara Bonfanti, was with J. Lenhard, F. Samanani, F. Kazhaei and N. Simpson, editors and contributors of Home: Ethnographic Encounters, Routledge 2020. See here the video of the book presentation, based on an in-depth conversation between homingers and the authors. https://www.youtube.com/embed/iUP5oYiKukE
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)
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 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 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
HOMInG's seminar 43_20, convened by Sara Bonfanti, will be with J. Lenhard, F. Samanani, F. Kazhaei, N. Simpson, editors and authors of Home: Ethnographic Encounters, Routledge 2020.See the link to the book hereAll welcome! Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom registration
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)
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).
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
A reflexive methodological article on HOMInG's research, co-authored by the HOMInG research team, has just been published in Espace et Societé, 3/2019 (no. 178, pp. 103-120). The paper is part of a Special Issue on "Multi-sited approaches", edited by Virginie Baby-Collin and Geneviève Cortes. See below the title and abstract of HOMInG's collective piece. The paper is available … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Of Domes and Robes: Come il culto si fa casa. An Ethnographic Short Film on freedom of worship and the rights to the city Pic.1_Film First Look! As anticipated on our social media, a first-time cinematic project is in progress @HOMInG, aiming to add visibility and participation to our exploration of home and migration. Suturing … Leggi tutto Of Domes and Robes: Come il culto si fa casa. An Ethnographic Short Film on freedom of worship and the rights to the city
Sara Bonfanti (University of Trento) “Brown struggles and hoary settlers: the fragmented chronicles of Panjabis in Southall” MAX PLANCK RESEARCH GROUP “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12 Lecture Series 2019 Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 14:00-15:30 Abstract
HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa and Alejandro Miranda have just published Whiffs of home. Ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research study across European cities. This three-authored original piece is part of a Special Issue of Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa on "Comparing what? Conceptualizing comparison in ethnographic research" (edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Nicholas DeMaria Harney). … Leggi tutto NEW ARTICLE: WHIFFS OF HOME – Ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research study across European cities (BY BONFANTI, MASSA, MIRANDA)
HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Aurora Massa will chair a panel at the 2019 conference of the Association of Social Anthropology (ASA), to take place in Norwich on 3-6 September. Their panel, on Shaking grounds. Strategies for urban resilience when homes make no safe havens, will be on Wednesday 4 September from 9am onwards.