On successful completion of the course, the students should:
This course gives an introduction to the sociology of childhood and families. Theoretically, the course is informed by social constructionism, exploring the relationship between everyday practices at the micro level and institutional processes at the macro level. Sociological theory and research exploring diverse family lives and childhoods in and beyond Norway is used to address contemporary understandings of families and childhood in Norway. The course has an integrated gender perspective. It also sheds light on the impact of class, ethnicity, migration, sexuality and generation on family life and childhoods.
Topics addressed include:
Faculty of Social Sciences