RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017

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289 Author meets critics - The home-migration nexus: theory, research, prospects
Convenor(s) Paolo Boccagni (Università di Trento, Italy)
Chair(s) Paolo Boccagni (Università di Trento, Italy)
Timetable Friday 01 September 2017, Session 1 (09:00 - 10:40)
Room Sherfield/SALC Building, Room 1
Session abstract Migrants' home experience, and the consequences of mobility and diversity on people's views, feelings and practices about "home", are an emerging research field across migration studies. While a variety of case studies exists on the more intimate side of migrants' sense of home, or of the lack of it, the aggregate and transnational consequences of these emotional stances are remarkably understudied. Against this background, the recently published book “Migration and the search for home: Mapping domestic space in migrants' everyday lives" (Palgrave, 2017) provides a conceptual map to inform debate and empirical research. The book will be the basis for an in-depth conversation around home-and-migration issues. This will address several research areas in geography, including the ways of emplacing emotions over time and space, the spatial and material boundaries between public and private, and the interaction between mobilities and the built environment in everyday life. Geographers from different national and sub-disciplinary backgrounds will contribute to this Author-meets-critics session, together with the author of the book.
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2017@rgs.org
Panel discussion
Jørgen Carling (Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway)
Lauren Wagner (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia (Lancaster University, UK)
Marco Antonsich (Loughborough University, UK)
Louise Meijering (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)