Minna-Kristiina Ruokonen-Engler and Ina Schaum are organizing the session “Intersectional Perspectives on Love” at the upcoming XX ISA World Congress of Sociology (June 25-July 1, 2023 in Melbourne/hybrid format).
In our session, we aim to discuss the following questions:
- How can love be approached from an intersectional perspective?
- How does the research topic of love and attachment shape our ethnographic encounters and our relationship to interview partners and other respondents?
- What can we learn about power relations when we research love? How are these racialized, gendered and classed and how do they find expression in love practices and love narratives?
- In what ways do spatial and temporal contexts shape love practices? How do social policies and political practices influence experiences and practices of love? How can love be conceptualized and investigated in a transnational context?
We invite papers that critically approach love from an interdisciplinary perspective. We particularly welcome contributions that combine different qualitative approaches with the sociology of emotions, affect theory, feminist love studies, critical race theory, intersectionality, and transnational studies.
For further information, please see: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2023/webprogrampreliminary/Session17978.html