Marjo Kolehmainen pitää tutkimuksestaan alustuksen otsikolla ”About having issues: Boundary-work in the practices of relationship and sex counselling” ESA:n (European Sociological Association) 13. konferenssissa, joka järjestetään teemalla (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities Ateenassa, Kreikassa 29.8.-1.9.2017. Kolehmainen pitää alustuksensa keskiviikkona 30.8. osana paneelia Sexualities, Health, Technologies (RN 23, Sexualities).
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This presentation draws upon an ongoing study on the formal and informal practices of relationship and sex counselling in Finland, employing ethnographic observations on various relationship counselling events and relationship enhancement seminars as well as textual data obtained from magazines and guidebooks as its data. As a part of the widespread therapeutic cultures, several organizations and professionals from parishes to LGBTQI organizations and from psychologists to sex workers now peddle relationship and sex advice. Advice is also targeted at diverse groups such as heterosexual, gay and lesbian couples, singles and the recently divorced. Within this presentation, the constitution of problems is explored in order to learn how particular understandings of gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity emerge in the processes of advice seeking and advice giving. The aim of this presentation is to examine what is considered or recognized as a problem within intimate relationships, and how the definition of problems operates as a form of boundary-work producing, renewing, disrupting and challenging hierarchies and exclusions based on gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity.
Tutustu konferenssin kotisivuihin: http://esa13thconference.eu