Franziska Bedorf's research while affiliated with Freie Universität Berlin and other places

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The vacant retirement house has become a central feature of many areas of the Global South. Over the years, migrants’ savings are invested in the building of conspicuous houses for retirement in their areas of origin. But despite these substantial efforts, a number of migrants postpone their return or do not return at all. Their houses remain empty...
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Many Mexicans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border agree that fulfilled ageing is tightly connected to the everyday presence and care of family members and the family in general. Such perceptions are part and parcel of wider Mexican kinship and family ideologies. However, lived realities in transnational communities between rural Mexico and the...

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... Across the ebbs and flows of international migration, the built environment has grown and changed in ways that talk to its faceted and complex societal impact. In that regard, our fieldwork accounts resonate with much research on the migration housing landscape in different Ecuadorian locations (Klaufus, 2012;Mata-Codesal, 2014;Boccagni & Pérez-Murcia, 2021) and elsewhere in Latin America (Lopez, 2015;Pauli & Bedorf, 2018). At the same time, they are as specific and distinctive as the underlying relationship with the domestic space -an intimate question that may be appreciated, and made sense of, only by being in a house. ...
... Since the end of the 1990s, Julia Pauli has observed a boom in house construction in the Spanish-speaking, mestizo village of Pueblo Nuevo, valley of Solís (Estado de México), about three hours away from Mexico-City. Pauli started her long-term fieldwork in this village in 1995 and has returned to the "field" regularly over the course of twenty years (Pauli 2000(Pauli , 2002(Pauli , 2008(Pauli , 2013Pauli and Bedorf 2016). ...