Coupling and uncoupling experiences and practices
|Starts:||09:00 31 May 2017|
|Ends:||17:00 31 May 2017|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
This one-day workshop brings together different issues related to the experiences and everyday practices of coupling and uncoupling, going beyond the two partners involved. It is divided in three sessions exploring (un-)coupling and regulations, personal networks, and everyday negotiations, and concludes with a round table.
Coupling and uncoupling are two interlinked processes transforming individuals’ personal life and their wider web of relationships. Over their life course, most individuals tend to experience several couple relationships and, thus, exit a relationship in the hope of re-entering a better one in the future.
While (un-)coupling is first related to intimacy, there are institutional incentives and constraints regulating individuals' experiences, which become visible when excluding couples who do not fit the main definition. As the couple tends to be at the centre of personal life and sociability practices are organised around it, couples tend to combine their networks and, thus, un-coupling disrupts personal networks and implies reevaluating relationships.
Even when in a couple, the possibility of an intimate relationship breakdown remains and that makes negotiating everyday couple life critical, especially in non-conventional settings.
See the Eventbrite link for a full programme of speakers and registration https://coupling-uncoupling.eventbrite.co.uk
The event is free, but you must register to reserve a place.
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