European Society on Family Relations (ESFR)

European Society on Family Relations (ESFR)

European Society on Family Relations (ESFR)

Sustainable Relationships? Families, Personal Lives and Global Change
26/08/2020- 29/08/2020


This conference involves the presentation of interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of family forms, ecological and societal change for families, families across borders, family practices across the life course and methodological and ethical issues in family research.

Sustainable relationships’ can be understood in multiple ways, from micro everyday familial practices to macro and global level contexts and shifts. But whatever the level of focus, relationships are lived against an increasingly precarious backdrop resulting from environmental changes, which have implications for how and where lives are lived. However, connections between family lives and environmental actions are not often explicitly drawn in family-focused research. Individuals and families are not carbon-neutral, yet few of the many social science researchers writing about familial relationships and personal lives address elements of climate change and sustainability. The 10th ESFR conference will be an opportunity to examine these issues, alongside other challenges currently being explored by researchers working on families and relationships from a range of perspectives.

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