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Family, Migration and Welfare (FAMIW)

Family- and gender relations, migration and social welfare

This is a research environment for sociological analyses of family- and gender relations, migration and social welfare. In our studies, we focus, e.g., migrant’s vulnerable position and experiences in different parts of the world, new and changing relations of care in the Swedish welfare state, the meaning of hidden disabilities in working life, demographic challenges for families in China, as well as the development of family and labour market policy reforms in Sweden.

We work with different kinds of qualitative methods, such as ethnography, document analysis and life history interviews, as well as with innovative methods and discussions of methodology (memory-work, diary and drawing interviews). Theoretically we have different points of departure but we unite in our interest in social inequality and stratification, particularly as articulated within feminist, queer and post colonial studies.



  • Sara Eldén: Omsorg om barn i de köpta barnpassningstjänsternas tidevarv: En studie av barnflickor, barn och föräldrar, RJ 2014-2017 (med Terese Anving)
    Care for children in an era of private market services: A study of nannies, children and parents
  • Åsa Lundqvist: Föräldrastödets politik: utveckling, former och aktörer, Forte, 2014-2016 (med Lisa Eklund)
    The Politics of Parenting Support. Development, Forms and Actors



Klass, kön etnicitet (30 credits) (SOCA45)

This course introduces sociological theories, concepts and methods for analysing social stratification and relations of power and inequality, with a main focus on gender, class and ethnicity.


Klass, kön etnicitet (7,5 credits) (SOCA04)

This course continues and further discusses issues of social inequality related to gender, class and ethnicity. The course takes its point of departure in central sociological themes, such as for example, work, family/intimacy, and body and identity.


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  • Receiving Gifts for Sex in Moscow, Kyiv, and Minsk: A Compensated Dating Survey
  • Anving, Terese (2012) Måltidens paradoxer. Om klass och kön i vardagens familjepraktiker. Lund University Press: Lund.
  • Eklund, Lisa och Mona Eklund (2015) ”Doing or Undoing Gender? An Explorative Study of Gender, Activities, and Well-being among People with Mental Illness Attending Day Centers in Sweden”, Society and Mental Health. doi:10.1177/2156869314568201
  • Eldén, Sara (2013) ”Inviting the messy: Drawing methods and ’children’s voices’”. Childhood; A Journal of Global Child Research. 20(1): 66-81.
  • Kolankiewicz, Marta (2015) Anti-Muslim Violence and the Possibility of Justice. Lund University Press: Lund
  • Lundqvist, Åsa (2014) ”Activating Women in the Swedish Model”, Social Politics. International Studies in Gender, State & Society. doi:10.1093/sp/jxu025

Department of Sociology
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund
Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

Faculty of Social Sciences