Wrocław, 26 November 2020; It is going to be the eighth conference in a cycle organised by the employees of the Institute’s Department of the Sociology of Gender and Family as well as the Polish Sociological Association. Contemporarily, we are dealing with many changes in the area of patterns and practices connected with family life. What is constantly changing is both ideas and expectations with regard to the roles of a mother, a father, and a child, and the the scope of possible and undertaken ways of fulfilling them. On the other hand, to some extent these patterns are always transferred inter-generationally, for without it culture could not exist.
This will be the seventh conference out of those that are regularly organised by the team from the Department of Sociology of Gender and Family (Institute of Sociology, University of Wrocław) together with the Wrocław unit of the Polish Sociological Association. The event is also being supported by the Marshal’s Office of Lower Silesia. The thematic areas included in this next conference are issues that concern all members of late modern societies, thus constituting significant research subjects within social sciences. The previous meetings gathered scientists from various academic centres in Poland as well as scholars from abroad, and they dealt with the socio-cultural aspects of gender, body and corporeality, sexuality and intimacy. Last year, the first ‘Social Power of Emotions’ conference took place, directing attention to the complexity of the underexplored question of emotions. The event drew scholars and researchers from many academic centres. Therefore, we observe – and address – the need to continue the exploration of the said thematic area.

Wrocław, 6th December, 2018