Invitation to a virtual book launch

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12:00 - 13:00


Institut für Soziologie, Abteilung Geschlechtersoziologie



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Creative Families: Gender and Technologies of Everyday Life

An invitation to a virtual book launch of

Creative Families: Gender and Technologies of Everyday Life

Edited by Jana Mikats, Susanne Kink-Hampersberger and Libora Oates-Indruchová

(Palgrave Macmillan 2021)

Date: 28 September 2021

Time: 12:00 noon-1:00 pm (CET)

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This edited collection brings together two strands of current discussions in gender research through the concept of creativity. First, it addresses creativity in the context of the family, by exploring changing and newly emergent family forms and ways of creating and maintaining intimate relationships. Second, the volume examines how new media and technologies are entering and shaping everyday family lives.

The contributing authors investigate the social, collaborative, and creative interactions in contemporary family and kin formations in Europe by problematizing the creativity of "becoming" and "doing" family and kinship. In doing so, the book spotlights the fluidity of gender identities, the evolving diversity of relationships, and the permeation of technology into daily life from multiple perspectives, in different contexts, and explores the involvement of various actors.

Drawing on a range of disciplines, geographical areas and diversity of empirical approaches, this book will be of interest to researchers across the fields of gender studies, queer studies, cultural studies and childhood, youth and family studies.



Introduction to the Volume by the Editors Jana Mikats & Susanne Kink-Hampersberger, University of Graz (Austria)

Moderation: Libora Oates-Indruchová, University of Graz (Austria)


Becoming and Doing Family

Moderation: Susanne Kink-Hampersberger

Riikka Homanen, Tampere University (Finland)

Creatively Becoming a Family in the Fertility Clinic? Matching Donors with Non-heterosexual and Single Recipients in Commercial Care

Helga Sadowski and Lina Eklund, Uppsala University (Sweden)

Creative Forms of Family Intimacy: Managing Family Bonds Across Distances

Jana Mikats (Austria)

Being Creative: Fluid Boundaries of Everyday Family Life and Creative Home-Based Online Work


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