The organizational lives of singles (by Andreas Henriksson)

The following text is a shortened version of the keynote speech given by Andreas Henriksson at the launch event for the Research Network of Singlehood Studies that took place on 16-17 December 2019 in Tampere. Singles inhabit most parts of society, including most organizations. Some organizations are solely for singles, including singles’ associations and dating […]

Couplenormativity in the fertility clinic: creatively making families by matching gamete donors with single women recipients in private sector care (by Riikka Homanen)

The following text is a modified version of the panel speech given by Riikka Homanen at the launch event for the Research Network of Singlehood Studies that took place on 16-17 December 2019 in Tampere. In my research I have studied couplenormativity in relation to heteronormativity and homonormativity in the context of fertility treatments, as […]

Disentangling Living Alone, Being Alone, and Feeling Alone: between Cultural Pessimism and Optimism with ‘Modernity’ at Stake (by Christopher Swader)

The following text is a shortened version of the keynote speech given by Christopher Swader at the launch event for the Research Network of Singlehood Studies that took place on 16-17 December 2019 in Tampere. Few themes are closer to the ‘heart’ of modern societies as the related concepts of individualism and individualization. Indeed, since […]

Singlehood Studies: Kick-off event on December 16-17, 2019 Tampere University (Finland)

The event consists of three parts: 1) Public keynote talks by four distinguished scholars 2) Workshop for invited researchers who are currently conducting research on singlehood or related themes3) A launch event of the recently established Research Network of Singlehood Studies and a related panel discussion on couple-normativity. The keynote talks and the launch event […]

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