Interim Meeting Research Network “Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives” (RN13) European Sociological Association

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Interim Meeting Research Network “Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives” (RN13) European Sociological Association

Dates: 31st of May, 1st and 2nd of June 2023.

Venue: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Title: Caring families in the Global Context.

Abstract submission: Extended deadline until 15th January, 2023.

Research on caring practices within the family have increased in the last 20 years, together with the advance in public policies that target work and family balance, especially parental leave. International research has increased sociological understanding of work-family conflict, caring strategies, gender identities, economic and working situations amongst other topics. However, most research has been conducted in the Global North and among white, middle-class mixed-sex parents, and mainly amongst parents of young children. The perspective of children on parent’s care is also scarce.

We would like to receive proposals about families’ caring practices, taking into account a diverse range of families, located in a range of cultural and family policy backgrounds. We welcome papers that explore the caring discourses and practices of minoritized families.

The thematic orientation of this call certainly does not mean excluding papers on other research fields focused on families and intimate lives. Thus, we will enthusiastically welcome these alternative proposals.

We welcome empirical and theoretical papers. Abstracts of max. 800 words outlining (as appropriate) the research question, theoretical approach, data, methodology, and research findings should be submitted here. Deadline for submissions is 15th December. Extended deadline for abstract submission until 15th January, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15th March 2023. Accepted papers exceeding the scheduled number of oral presentations will have the opportunity to be displayed as a poster.

Please submit abstracts to conference in this link.

• Conference attendance is free to members of the ESA RN13 and €50 for non-members.

Keynote speaker: Elin Kvande (https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/elin.kvande)

Local organizers: Pedro Romero-Balsas*, Jesús Rogero-García*.

*Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 

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