Authors Meet the Critics: Families and Global Challenges

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC06 Family Research (host committee)

Language: English

Authors Meet the Critics: Families and Global Challenges

The first book edited by Isabella Crespi, Stefania Meda and Laura Merla “Making multicultural Families in Europe. Gender and intergenerational relations”, Palgrave, 2017 explores family relations in two types of ‘migrant families’ in Europe: multi-ethnic families, and transnational families.

The second book edited by Barbara Barbosa Neves and Cláudia Casimiro, “Connecting Families?
Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course“, Policy Press (2018), brings together theoretical, methodological, and empirical work on family life and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in a life course perspective.

The third book “Family Continuity and Change. Contemporary European Perspectives”, 2017, edited by Vida Česnuitytė, Detlev Lück, and Eric D. Widmer, provides recent sociological approaches to family continuities and change concerning its understanding, theorising and practices, both across generations, and during individual life courses.

The fourth book, edited by Kilkey M. and Palenga-Möllenbeck E. (2016) is titled “Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility. Global Perspectives through the Life Course. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship”. Palgrave Macmillan. This book analyzes the opportunities and challenges of migration and mobility for families and for academic, empirical and policy understandings of ‘the family’ on a global level.

Session Organizer:
Isabella CRESPI, University of Macerata, Italy
Claudia CASIMIRO, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Stefania MEDA, Universit� Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, Vida ČESNUITYTĖ, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, Majella KILKEY, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Ewa PALENGA-MÖLLENBECK, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and Barbara BARBOSA NEVES, The University of Melbourne, Australia
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