Wishing friends in RC06 happy and healthy holidays.

And may 2021 be a better year for us all!

Susan McDaniel,
President RC06
University of Victoria

IV ISA Forum of Sociology Program is out!

15 sessions of RC06 Family Research here 

To honor the memory of Dr Michael Rush, the Journal of Family Studies is soliciting articles for a Special Issue to be published in 2022.

The Journal of Family Studies is seeking manuscripts in the area where Dr Rush contributed most: the politics of fatherhood in comparative perspective.
In particular, we welcome papers on the following topics:

  • Politics of fatherhood: applications and critical appraisals of Michael Rush’s concept of varieties of worlds of fatherhood policies;
  • Historical shifts in roles for fathers and men’s involvement in care;
  • Gender and social policy reforms around fatherhood in Europe and beyond;
  • Feminisms and social policy: state feminism, welfare models in comparative perspective, feminist theory and the role for men in family and society.

Submission Instructions
This is a two-step process. We ask interested authors to submit a paper proposal (an abstract) first by e-mail to Dorota Szelewa dorota.szelewa@ucd.ie, by 15 February 2021.
The proposal should include:

  • a tentative title and list of authors with institutional affiliation and contact details of at least one author,
  • an outline of the proposed submission with the topic, research question, methodology, expected results (whenever empirical analysis is planned), and the main argument, altogether around 300-500 words,
  • all abstracts should indicate the link to and inspiration of Michael’s Rush work.

Papers using various types of methodologies and research approaches are welcome although comparative studies are preferred. We invite proposals for Original Articles as well as Review Articles.

For the complete call with schedule details go to:


RC06 at the ISA Forum of Sociology

More than 50 presentations were given at 15 sessions organized by the RC06 at the IV ISA Forum of Sociology. Recordings of the sessions are available for registered participants at the conference website. Thus, if you were not able to take part in the session due to the time difference, overlaps in the program or other constraints, please use the opportunity and enjoy the presentations.

Second Gazette of 2020 is out!

Our second and final newsletter of 2020 is now available – please find it in the ‘Newsletters’ tab or here.

This Gazette includes recent publications of our members, announcements, a list of new members, and much more.

RC06 wishes all members a wonderful festive season.

December, 2020

New Statues

RC06 members voted online on the proposed revised RC06 statutes. The revisions passed and the new statutes are now on file with ISA and appear on our website. The new statutes include an expansion of the RC06 Board by two members who will be tasked with communications. Please find new statutes here