• Mariusz Lewandowski

On Love and Close Relations today

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

An expert in love and family studies, Justyna Szachowicz-Sempruch, was a speaker at the Close Relations Conference in Uppsala, one of the leading academic research centres in Sweden.

Her presentation, within the subject of (Resisting) Family Forms, discussed Emotional Sustainability and the Socio-Political Meanings of Love. Justyna’s lecture provided new insights into critical family and kinship studies.

In a time marked by migration and mobility, neoliberalism and the rise of nationalism, an increasing recognition of non-conventional families and kin constellations appears along with re-affirmations of the nuclear family form. Growing anxieties around the (welfare) state’s ability to care for its citizens also refocuses the family’s care-taking on wealth-related function.

Thanks to the Organisers, Helena Wahlström, Ulrika Dahl and Kajsa Gilander, the conference has been an inspirational and energising opportunity to connect with the greater scientific community as well with strategies to approach current kinship research within a bigger picture of global collaborations.

All the publications are available at Justyna’s academic profile.


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