CFP: Death and Family - BSA DDB Symposium Nov 2012 London

Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement (DDB) Study Group

CALL FOR PAPERS - Abstract Deadline 10th September, 5pm

Monday 19th November 2012, 10.30am - 4.30pm, BSA London Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf

Theme: Death and the Family


Currently much is made of the dying individual, but their deaths take place in a wider social context, in particular the family. Relationships at the end of life and post-death are central to how death, dying and bereavement are experienced. Sociologically, how death is handled within families can reveal much about the networks in which people operate, and the ways in which people create meaning and attribute value in light of life and death.

We invite papers that theoretically and empirically consider our understanding of the family in relation to death. It is anticipated that topics covered by this call could include, but are not limited to: caring and carework, advocacy, fictive and new forms of kinship, ageing and generational difference(s), social networks/capital, reproductive loss, social death, bereavement and continuing bonds, funeral participation, mourning and memorialisation, as well as ethical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Please send 250 word abstracts to Erica Borgstrom (eb442@medschl.cam.ac.uk ).

Deadline for abstract submission is 5pm Monday 10th September 2012.

Symposium fees: Early Bird Registration for the symposium closes on

Monday 29th October. Fees are £25 for Postgraduates, £35 BSA members,

£40 for non-members. Registrations after 30th October incur a £5 late booking fee.

Please visit the event website http://www.britsoc.co.uk/specialisms/DDB.htm#_activity to register and for further symposium details.

For more details about the study groups please visit http://www.britsoc.co.uk/specialisms/DDB.htm

Please direct any administrative enquiries to the BSA office at events@britsoc.org.uk and any academic enquires to k.v.woodthorpe@bath.ac.uk .

Call for papers: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/40138/DDB_Nov_2012_CFP.pdf

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