The objective of this panel is to explore the relation between migrants transnationalisms, temporalities and home (both as dwelling and place of belonging). We want to discuss how transnational practices and imagination change in time and its relation with notions of home.
The objective of this panel is to explore the relation between migrant transnationalisms, temporalities and notions of home (both as dwelling and place of belonging). We want to discuss how transnational ways of being and belonging (Schiller 2004) change in time and the consequences of such reconfigurations for social fields that span the borders of nation-states.
As several authors have shown, transnationalism assumes diverse forms and different intensities. Furthermore, not all migrants are by definition transnational; class, gender, generation and position in the migration project all have implications to the ways of being (or not) transnational (Friedman 2002). This panel draws on these debates but it focuses on the importance of temporalities in the reconfiguration of transnational habitus (Vertovec 2009). We would like to discuss, for instance, how time has an impact on (i) the ritualization of transnational spaces, on (ii) relatedness and the logics of redistribution and care and (iii) on (intergenerational and gendered) notions of dwelling, home and belonging. We would like to invite contributions about diverse migration contexts and we are interested in papers with theoretical as well as ethnographic approaches.
Alexia Bloch (University of British Columbia)
Olga Cojocaru (Center of Migration Research Warsaw)
Antonie Fuhse (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
Ester Gallo (University of Trento)
José Mapril (Center for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Miguel Vale de Almeida (ISCTE, Lisbon)
Robin Vandevoordt (Ghent University)Gert Verschraegen (University of Antwerp)
Ann-Christin Wagner (University of Edinburgh)