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SOSLA2.2 Life Course and Social Structures/ISSS 6 ECTS

General description

A book exam advancing the basic studies in Sociology.

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to research of interrelationships between individual life course and social structures.


The literature concentrates on different phases of life course and on relationships between individual, family and society in different European countries.

Modes of study

General literature examination. Essay option must be discussed with the teacher beforehand. The availability of thematic seminars varies yearly.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Select four books:

1. Esping-Andersen: Incomplete Revolution: Adapting Welfare States to Women’s New Roles. Polity Press 2009.

2. Furlong & Cartmel: Young People and Social Change. Open University Press, 2007 (2. ed.)

3. Oinonen: Families in Converging Europe. Palgrave Macmillan 2008.

4. Roberts: Youth in Transition: In Eastern Europe and the West 2009.

5. Scott: Making sense of everyday life, Polity Press, 2009

6. Timonen: Ageing Societies. A comparative Introduction, Open University Press, 2008

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Sociology (Sociology/ISSS)
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Social Sciences and Humanities