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Invitation to conference: Grandparenting. Intergenerational relations in consumer society

Invitation to conference: Grandparenting. Intergenerational relations in consumer society

In this a one-day conference grandparents’ and grandchildren’s relationship in contemporary consumer society is on the agenda.

Time

06.09.2019 kl. 09.00 - 17.00

Description

Even though grandparents play an important role in many families and even though grandparents spend considerable time, energy and money on their grandchildren, little is known about contemporary grandparent/grandchild relations. It is well-documented that grandparents with active contact to their grandchildren live longer, and that children with active contact to their grandparents become more sociable, but still these intergenerational relations have not really caught academic interest in any depth.

Contemporary grandparents’ and grandchildren’s relations are immersed in consumption practices, and consumption is seen as an important lens to study these relations. Grandparent/grandchild togetherness is important for society, for practitioners working with intergenerational relationships and for researchers in topics related to family.

In a one-day conference grandparents’ and grandchildren’s relationship in contemporary consumer society is on the agenda. The conference is aimed at academics, practitioners in non-profit work, public or political organizations and the corporate sector working with grandparents and grandchildren in some capacity or other.

When: September 6, 2019, from 9-17

Where: Aalborg, Denmark


Programme:

Invited speakers:

Professor Sara Arber, University of Surrey, UK, will speak on: 'Middle-class grandparenting and consumption: Hidden norms and Unique Experiences?'  (confirmed)   

Associate Professor Shannon Hebblethwaite, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, will speak on: ‘Negotiating grandparenting: Ambivalence and generativity in family leisure’ (confirmed)

Besides the invited talks we invite presentations on grandparents, grandchildren and consumption from academics, practitioners and the corporate sector on the topic of contemporary relations between grandparents and grandchildren. Please send us a one page abstract. Deadline for submission:  April 12, 2019.

The conference is open, and everyone is welcome to participate, also without presenting, but please sign up by mail: gram@cgs.aau.dk.


The conference is organized by the network on consumption and intergenerational relationships.


For more information contact Malene Gram, gram@cgs.aau.dk.

Host

The network on consumption and intergenerational relationships, Aalborg University, Denmark

Address

Comwell, Aalborg, Denmark

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