2019 Ha Noi Conference

International Conference The Family in Modern and Global Societies: Persistence and Change started today in Ha Noi! The conference is co-organized by RC06 and Vietnam Sociological Association. The conference program here

What is responsible fatherhood? Insights from a case study of narratives by Finnish fathers

Our new entry is by Petteri Eerola on responsible fatherhood in Finland. Dr. Petteri Eerola, PhD (education), MA (sociology), is postdoctoral research fellow at Tampere University, Finland, and honorary research fellow at University College London. He gained his PhD at the University of Jyväskylä in 2015. His research focuses on fatherhood, parenting, families and family life. His recent publications include ‘How to unravel conceptualizations of “in/equality” in early childhood education and childcare system?’ (in Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2019, with M. Paananen, K. Repo and M. Alasuutari), ‘Rationalizing early childhood education and care in the local context: A case study of Finnish municipalities’ (in The Policies of Childcare and Early Childhood Education: Does Equal Access Matter?, in press, with M. Alasuutari, K. Karila, A. Kuukka and A. Siippainen), ‘Fathers’ narratives on support and agency: a case study of fathers in a Finnish child welfare NGO’ (in Nordic Social Work Research, 2017, with J. Mykkänen, H. Forsberg and L. Autonen-Vaaraniemi); ‘Finland’ (in Father Involvement in the Early Years. An International Comparison of Policy and Practice, 2016, with J. Huttunen) and ‘Paternal masculinities in early fatherhood: dominant and counter narratives by Finnish first-time fathers’ (in Journal of Family Issues, 2015, with J. Mykkänen).

Does casual employment reduce work-family conflict?

Inga Laß is our August Guest blogger. Inga Laß is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Bielefeld University. Her research focuses on the interplay between employment, individual well-being and family life. Her work has recently been published in the European Sociological Review, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Social Indicators Research. In her blog post she discuss the intensity of family-work conflict and the type of employment contract in Australian families.

Disability and transition to parenthood. Mapping disabled women’s experiences in Poland

Our guest blogger of July is Agnieszka Król from Jagiellonian University Medical College (Poland). In her post, she discusses reproductive justice and disability in Poland. She focuses on disability and motherhood, reproductive autonomy and experiences of motherhood of women with disabilities.
Agnieszka is sociologist currently working at Jagiellonian University and engaged within the Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED). Her main scientific interests are located in the fields of disability, family and sexuality studies as well as social inequalities. Recently, she has co-author book on queer kinship “In different voices. Families of choice in Poland” (2017).

2019 RC06 Symposium Program

Our next event, the RC06 International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece, at the University of the Aegean (June 5-21), is fast approaching and we are delighted to share the Symposium Program: available here.