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KASS-EU conference - programme

at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology,
Advokatenweg 36, 06114 Halle/Saale, Germany

Saturday, 3rd November 2007

09.00 - 10.30 Session 1 - Reciprocity, fertility and social support
Chair and discussant: Johan Surkyn
Martin Kohli:
intergenerational transfers - sociological theories and comparative survey research (European Aging Survey)

Sophie Chevalier:
gender, kinship and the market for social care

Laura Bernardi:
kinship, fertility and social support - relating ethnographic and KNQ findings
10.30 - 10.45Short break
10.45 - 12.15 Session 2 - Ethnographies of fertility and social support
Chair and discussant: Caroline Bledsoe
Gertraud Seiser:
Schönau - reproducing the community in upper Austria

Heidi Colleran:
researching a high fertility enclave in Poland

Simone Ghezzi and Claudio Lorenzini:
parenthood and the structuring of time
12.15 - 14.00Lunch break
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3 - Kinship, state and community
Chair and discussant: Stephen Gudeman
Hannes Grandits:
when the state stops caring: the eastern European experience

Peter Schweitzer:
kinship ties and community survival

other speaker to be arranged:
does modern European kinship depend upon state aid?
15.30 - 15.45Short break
15.45 - 17.15 Session 4 - Research implications - general discussion with short opening statements
Chair and discussant: Chris Hann
  Richard Wall:
relationships between household composition and wider kinship ties: how far can historical and present-day data illuminate each other?

other speakers to be arranged:
the specificity of modern European kinship

would KASS-like methods work in non-European settings?
17.15End of conference
20.00 Get together at 'Hallesches Brauhaus' (pub in the middle of the city)

organised by Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany
funded by the European Community