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Confirmation of Candidature : Candidate - Sherree Halliwell

Intergenerational Ambivalence in Cohabiting Parent-Adult Child Families: An Anti-narrative Account of Cohabiting Families in Regional Australia

Date: 10 June 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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Two intersecting social phenomena - the western world’s aging population and affordable housing shortage - have led to a rise in intergenerational cohabitation over the past three decades. Compounded by the neo-liberal retrenchment of the welfare state, a privatised family care economy has emerged. In consideration of such a climate, this research will examine the place and dynamics of the intergenerational, cohabiting family. This project will also outline a plan of research that will seek to reframe normative, linear and gendered discourses surrounding emerging adulthood at macro (structural), meso (family) and micro (individual) levels (Connidis, 2015). To achieve these aims, this research will deploy an innovative anti-narrative methodology; a new methodology that holds significant utility for studies of this type.