Extended family relationships: What are they in late modernity?

The European Sociological Association (ESA) Research Network "Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives" (RN13) is inviting submissions to its Interim Meeting 2020 at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 15th – 17th June, 2020

The conference puts the focus on family relationships. The call to “think relationally “ resonates in numerous influential works in contemporary sociology of the family. Family sociologists have heard the appeal “to go beyond the nuclear family” and have been seeking to explain or understand the relationships within the extended family framework. Empirical research has shown that notwithstanding increased family diversity, highly diversified family patterns, values and practices, the extended family has not completely disappeared. More recently, the life course perspective also emphasized the importance of contextualizing family relationships within their historical and spatial dimensions. 

Submission and venue information

  • Papers and deadline: Empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. Abstracts of max. 800 words outlining (as appropriate) the research question, theoretical approach, data, methodology, and research findings should be submitted via the conference website esarn13.upol.cz by 16 December 2019.
  • Keynote speaker: François de Singly, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Sorbonne University of Paris Descartes, Center for Research on Social Relations (CERLIS). 
  • Local organizer: Dana Sýkorová, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc (dana.sykorova@upol.cz). 
  • Conference emailesarn13.interim2020@gmail.com

Selected papers of the ESA RN13 IM 2020 in Olomouc will have the opportunity to be published in a special issue of the journal Social Inclusion (https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion).