Families and Culture: Crossing and Maintaining Boundaries

Friday, 20 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC06 Family Research (host committee)

Language: English

There is no universally accepted definition for religious radicalization, however, regardless of the specific religion, when focusing on the individual, radicalization is a personal process in which s/he adopts extreme religious ideals and aspirations. These stands are often associated with a demonization of “others” leading in some cases to a justification of intolerance toward the non-believer or apostate and even to the use of violence. On the other hand, de-radicalization refers to leaving behind extremist positions and behaviors or to leaving religion completely. This may occur as a result of a change of priorities and /or a sense of growing disillusionment with one’s life.

 Although family is pivotal in the radicalization and de-radicalization processes, this is scarcely addressed in the literature (Koehler 2013, 2016). For many radicals, religious family values are of great importance (Hardacre 1993), yet their relations with their own family of origin are sometimes troubled. We therefore posit that the family-religion link is seminal for understanding (de)radicalization, and invite scholars to suggest panels and papers referring to this link.

A (non-exhaustive) list of topics could be:

-          Family values and religious ( de)radicalization

-          Family dynamics and religious (de) radicalization

-          Family, education and (de) radicalization

-          Family counseling and religious (de) radicalization

-          Family, civil society and religious (de) radicalization

-          Family, religious (de) radicalization and the media

-          Fertility rates and religious (de)radicalization

-          Family, gender identities and religious (de)radicalization

-          Family policy and religious (de)radicalization

Session Organizers:
Sylvie BIJAOUI, College of Management Academic Studies Israel, Israel and Ari ENGELBERG, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Sylvie BIJAOUI, College of Management Academic Studies Israel, Israel
Oral Presentations
Intergenerational Transmission of Religiosity and Socail Values over Historical Time
Merril SILVERSTEIN, Syracuse University, USA; Vern BENGTSON, University of Southern California, USA
Family and Intermarriage in a Radical Israeli Jewish Organization
Ari ENGELBERG, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Selecting Intercultural Intimate Partners in the Late Modern Britain: The Case of Persian Immigrants
Ali AMIRMOAYED, University of Birmingham & AHA Intercultural Solutions Ltd, United Kingdom
Distributed Papers
Journeys to Parenthood: The Challenges and Strategies of Italians Becoming Parents through Surrogacy.
Diletta LUMINARI, BIGSSS - Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany
The Gendered Temporality of Sex Changes. Relational Lives and Social Trajectories Among Transgender Men and Women in France.
Emmanuel BEAUBATIE, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux, France
Emotion and Interest in Marriage and Domestic Power: Some Results of a Research in Portugal
Manuel Carlos SILVA, Interdisciplinar Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.Nova_UMinho), Portugal
Narratives of Chinese Rural-to-Urban Migrant Mothers’ Experiences in Mother-Child Interactions and Self-Evaluation: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Siu-ming TO, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Yuk-yan SO, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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