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Practices of Intimacy, Futures, Social Change and Climate Change

10 March 2015


Bradley Forum
Hawke Building
City West campus


Date     Tuesday 10 March 2015
Time 6.00pm
Venue Bradley Forum
Level 5, Hawke Building
City West Campus
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‘Practices of intimacy’, means practices by which we build close personal relationships, including forms of knowing and sharing, practical acts of care for and expressions of care about others. The focus on practices of intimacy is not to accept that we can solve global problems simply by being kinder or nicer in our personal life.

In this lecture, Professor Jamieson will refer to evidence about the future of intimacy in projected practices of intimacy in couple relationships, parent-child relationship, kinship, friendship and sexual relationships. She looks for evidence of possibilities of environmentally-positive future directions for social change in discussions that largely focus more directly on issues of gender equality and balances of power in intergenerational relationships.

Lynn Jamieson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, and Co-Director of the Scottish based Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR). She was elected President of the British Sociological Association in 2014.

Presented by the Hawke Research Institute in partnership with UniSA’s School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy.


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