(POSTPONED) PhD Idea Seminar: Intimacy and care beyond, around and within faimly. Queer temporality and life script
Linn Alenius Wallin, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
Linn Alenius Wallin is part of the project "Caring for generations. A study of relationships, commitment and care in everyday family life" (VR 2018-01053, together with Sara Eldén and Terese Anving). The project analyzes stories of care between grandchildren, grandparents, and their adult children. Her research focus is on non-kinship relationships, so-called “bonus-relationships” or” stellar-families”, and their inconstancy over time.
About the project
The project will study intergenerational care in everyday life and throughout the life course in Sweden. Since the beginning of the 20th century, publicly funded elderly- and child care has made individuals less dependent on relatives for care support. However, quantitative studies indicate that intergenerational involvement has increased in recent decades, but there is no comprehensive research on configurations of intergenerational care. This proposed qualitative study will analyze practices and significance of care in three generations: grandparents, their adult children, and their grandchildren. Through the use of original research design and innovative methods (diary- and biographical interviews, visual methods) it will make possible the capturing of practices and understandings of care between generations and in the same family. It will be a novel contribution to research on families and care, and enable internationally comparable analysis on care in changing welfare states.