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January 21, 2021
9:00-9:30 Registration / Internet connection
9:30-10:00 Opening ceremony
Moderator: Dana Sýkorová
Greeting speeches from:
Zdeněk Pechal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc
Jacques-Antoine Gauthier, Coordinator of the ESA RN13 – Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives

10:00-11:00 Plenary session: Redefine the notion of ‘extended family’ Keynote François de Singly
Moderator: Jacques-Antoine Gauthier
Historically, the concept of “extended family” is opposed to the restricted family. In the beginnings of modernity, in an evolutionary orientation, one could believe that the size of the family got contracted so that only the father, the mother and their children remained under the same roof. Historical demography has proven that the nuclear family is found in many eras and many cultures. Later, the restricted family thesis has been criticized by ethnologists and anthropologists who believe that living together under the same roof is not a sufficient criterion to define the family. For them, kinship persists, even at a distance. It is not enough to draw conclusions according to the spatial proximity. This orientation was taken up in the second half of the twentieth century by transforming the methodological tools for approaching the family. Individuals themselves were called upon to define the outlines of who they view as “relatives”, “members of the family.”
In this contribution, I want to expand this reflection by showing that the extended family has undergone, is undergoing and will undergo new shapes and forms:
First, with melting the presupposition that family corresponds with common housing.
Second, with melting the presupporsition that family corresponds with heterosexuality.
Third, with re-composition of family groups after separations, including stepparents and stepchildren.
Fourth, with melting the presupposition that family corresponds with humanity. For many people, their dog or cat is “member of the family” just like everyone else. Another border falls down metaphorically with the birth of so-called post-human family (we may consider the role of robots in long term perspective).
The sociology of the family must henceforth take into account these different forms of the “extended family” concept.

11:00-11:30 Olomouc tour
Responsible: Pavlína Jurníčková, Zuzana Kolarzová, Nikola Staníčková
11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-14:10 Session 1: Couple relationships
Moderator: Vida Česnuitytė

Stability and Change of Couples in Switzerland: Styles of Conjugal Interactions Over 20 Years and Three Waves of Observations Olga Ganjour; Eric D. Widmer
By Blood or By Close Relations – on Defining a Family in Contemporary Poland Malgorzata Sikorska
Do Work-Family Conflicts Affect Support Structures in Dual-Earner Couples? – Analysing Mechanisms of Crossover Effects Ayhan Adams

PhD contest

Relational Reflexivity of Young Spouses: Reflection on Research Methodology Mariia Goleva

PhD contest

Impacts on Relationship Stability. What Can We Learn From Same-Sex Relationships? Sonja Bastin, Sonja Drobnic

14:10-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-16:10 Session 2: Extended family in the making
Moderator: Adéla Souralová

What Constitutes a Family? An Investigation of Who Attends Family Events in Post-divorce Families Christian Fang

PhD contest

Greying Siblinghood: Practices and Rules of Siblinghood Making in Older Age Dana Sýkorová; Hana Šlechtová
Empowering of Extended Family Through Family Group Conferences in The Czech Republic – Illusion or Real Chance? Tatiana Matulayova; Nataša Matulayová; Pavlína Jurníčková
Extended Christian Families in Post-Secular Russia. On the Role of Godparenthood and Family-Alliances during the Transition to Parenthood in Families with three and more Children Ivan Pavlyutkin
Community as/and Extended Family in Times of Illness and Death Iva Smidova

17.00-18.00 Café – discussion
Moderator: Hana Šlechtová

January 22, 2021
9.00-10.40 Sessions 3: Intergenerational family relationships
Moderator: Pedro Romero-Balsas

Three generational households in Hungary Judit Monostori
Parent Carers in The Third Age Ursula Henz
Solitude, Loneliness and Social Exclusion in Older Age Lucie Galčanová, Marcela Petrová Kafková, Lucie Vidovićová
Adult Children’s Union Status and Contact With Mothers: A Comparative View Using Within-Family Fixed-Effect Models Martin Kreidl; Zuzana Žilinčíková
Apples and Oranges? Analyzing Survey Effects in Intergenerational Financial Transfer Data Tamara Bosshardt

PhD contest

10.40-10.50 Coffee break
10.50-12.10 Sessions 4: Childcare issues I
Moderator: Lucie Vidovičová

Non-Parental Childcare in Three Different Welfare State Traditions Pedro Romero-Balsas
The Role of Grandparents in The Organisation of Care in Polish Families. The Perspective of Parents Katarzyna Suwada
“I Wanted Someone Who Would Be Like a Grandmother for Them”: Demand for Paid Child-Carers and Care Within Extended Family Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková
Relationship Between Siblings as a Source of Filial Support in the Migration Context Irma Budginaite Mackine

PhD contest

12.10-13.00 Lunch / Poster session starting at 12.30
Moderator: Vida Česnuitytė

Mothering and Low Income – Othermothering As a Strategy of Roma Mothers to Deal With Poverty Kateřina Čanigová

PhD contest

Homosexual Divorces and Child Custody Allowance: Consensus, Dissent and Main Characteristics José Manuel Jimenez Cabello; Diego Becerril Ruíz
The dynamics of power and intimacy in interethnic in-law relationships Hong Yang

PhD contest

13.00-14.40 Sessions 5: Doing family practices
Moderator: Irma Budginaitė-Mačkinė

Family of Origin in The Narratives of Adults Involved in the Process of Adoption Ewa Maciejewska-Mroczek
Extended Family Members Across State Borders: Are They Still Members of Familial Network? Vida Cesnuityte
Instrumental Exchanges Among Kin and Non-Kin in Whole Personal Networks Gaëlle Aeby; Jacques-Antoine Gauthier
Economic Situation of Family and its Influence on the Leisure Experiences Helena Pospíšilová; Jiří Pospíšill; Nikola Staníčková
“Before I Come Back Home I Have To Lose Weight” – Social Control in Kinship and Community Relations Through the Migration Lens Marta Buler

PhD contest

14.40-14.50 Coffee break
14.50-16.10 Sessions 6: Childcare issues II
Moderator: Ronny König

Grandparentsa and Grandchildren: Spatially Distant, Emotionally Close? Grandparenting Practices Across Geographical Distance and National Borders Weronika Kloc-Nowak
Communication And Shared Parenting in Joint Physical Custody: Mother’s Perspectives Sofia Marinho
A Reflection Upon Family Vocabulary According to Formerly Foster Children: Between The Norm and Individual Reality Camille Roudaut

PhD contest

Young Adults’ Retrospectives on Shared Custody Family Life Petr Fučík

16.10-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.50 Session 7: Post-divorce family relationships
Moderator: Katarzyna Suwada

Changing Family Structures, Changing Family Relations? Parental Divorce and Intergenerational Relations in Switzerland Ronny König; Bettina Isengard; Marc Szydlik
Separated Parents, Separated Family Networks? Substitution of Family Ties in Family Networks of Divorced and Non-divorced Families Vera de Bel

PhD contest

Factors Influencing Reconstituted Family After Divorce: Social, Demographical, Economical Ernesta Platukyte
Extended Family Members and Intimate Partner Violence Iwona Zielińska

17.50-18.10 Coffee break
18.10-18.30 Best PhD prize, closing the conference
Moderator: Hana Šlechtová
Speeches from:
Eric D. Widmer & Ronny König (on PhD prize)
Jacques-Antoine Gauthier
Dana Sýkorová
18.30-19.30 Business meeting RN13
Moderator: Vida Česnuitytė
Speech from: Jacques-Antoine Gauthier

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