1st Edition

Ethnographies of Home and Mobility
Shifting Roofs




ISBN 9781350084254
Published August 19, 2020 by Routledge
196 Pages

USD $120.00

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Book Description

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 migrants from Latin America, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.  

With the book structured around these key topics, the authors look at how practices of home and mobility emerge along with emotions and manifold social processes. In doing so, their scope shifts from the household to streets, neighbourhoods, cities and even nations. Yet, the meaning of 'home' as a lived experience goes beyond place; the authors analyse literature on migration and mobility to reveal how the past and future are equally projected into imaginings of home.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Mainstreaming the study of home and migration  Introduction: Unlocking doors  1. Scales  2. (Im)materiality  3. Mobility and immobility  4. Temporalities  5. Diversities  6. Inequalities  Conclusion: Dwelling between mobility and stasis  Afterword  Index

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Biography

Alejandro Miranda Nieto is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Trento in Italy.

Aurora Massa is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Trento in Italy.

Sara Bonfanti is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Trento in Italy.

Reviews

'At last, a contribution to migration scholarship that cuts across typologies of migrants, to reach a deep understanding of the sense of home as a matter of practice. Developing an innovative theoretical approach related to migration and mobility, this book is an excellent example of the role of ethnographic fieldwork in overcoming a static understanding of home and providing complex insights into processual, shifting dimensions of spatiotemporal arrangements that shape domestic lives.'  – Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Malmö University, Sweden