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.
"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…”
The post goes through the author’s second ethnographic fieldwork in Greater London last February, giving voice to the people met (mostly British South Asians living north and west of the City) and their accounts of the home experience. Keywords: memory and belonging; civic engagement and estrangement. BACK TO THE NAVEL_ DOWN AND OUT IN … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “Back to the navel… down and out in Brent and Southall”