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Discover Society Special Issue Launch - 'Families and Relationships across...
Fri 12 May 2017, 13:30 – 19:00 BST
Launch and celebration of the Discover Society Special Issue and the research streams ‘Private Lives, Public Intimacies’ and ‘Justice, Rights, Borders’ of The Open University’s Citizenship and Governance strategic research area
How do changing material and ideological conditions inaugurated by the different crises impact on families and relationships in Europe? How have families and intimate relationships responded to crises?
Crisis rhetoric and practice is all around us, whether pertaining to the current migration flows or to the global financial meltdown. The Discover Society special issue presented at this event addresses the topic of ‘Relationships and Families across Crises’ by focussing on the ways in which families and relationships are created, sustained, challenged, and disrupted against the backdrop of social and political crises. It thereby shifts away from approaches that consider relationships as being ‘in crisis’ and concentrates instead on crisis as a backdrop for relationships, however conceived.