Fado’s families: types and cases of familial transmission of an urban musical form
Rui Vieira Nery (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and University of Évora) e José Luís Garcia (Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon)
This thesis links family and fado, noting the kinship ties that bind several fado singers, players and lovers and retaining the common allusion within the genre to relatives and ancestors (who sing or sung, who play or played, who cultivate or cultivated fado) as stimulants for a substantial proportion of individual trajectories in it.
Social Movements related to Alter-globalisation in Portugal: Identities, Praxes and Mobilisations
This research in sociology deals with the problematic of the genesis and formation of social movements. The latter is approached through the study of Portuguese alter-globalisation social movements, and more precisely via an emphasis on their mobilisation, praxes and identities.
From workers to collaborators: human capital and tempwork agencies
The main objective of our investigation is, from the approach of the online content produced by tempwork agencies, analyze the values that should guide the self-production of workers in the new economy and to what extent these values reflect the economic interests of their employers.
The presence of absence - Children and their ways of living and representing the family between Portugal and Angola
supervisor: Dr. Marzia Grassi
co-supervisor: Dr. Ana Nunes de Almeida
This project aims to investigate the impact of migration on family relations, taking as its starting point the life experiences of Angolan children who live separated from their migrant parents in Portugal. The research will try to understand how the separation of their parents influences the lives of children and how children, parents and caregivers reconfigure their roles within the transnational social net relations and redefine the concept of family and parenting.
Transnational conjugal ties and citizenship: narratives of undocumented migrants in Portugal and Italy
Based on narratives of undocumented migrants and their partners married in Italy and Portugal, the project will propose a transnational, comparative and qualitative approach on their practices debating the reconfiguration of citizenship, and its interaction with family norms.
Relational configurations: from family ties to new personal close relationships
Karin Wall (Instituto de Ciências Sociais) and Eric Widmer (Université de Genève)
During the last century, in Western societies, some fundamental changes have taken place in family life as well as in the diversification of the social circles of interaction. The major aim of this study is to compare the networks of close relationships of Portuguese born in different cohorts, and who are experiencing different life-stages. We want to understand how individuals build their close relationships over the lifecourse, in particular, the sharing of kinship ties and elective bonds.