Intergenerational relationships in families and communities: an ethnological perspective
Grant scheme: VEGA Project no.: VEGA 2/0053/22 Coordinating institution: Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology SAS Principal investigator:Mgr. Ľubica Voľanská, PhD. Project members at the IESA SAS: Soňa Gyárfáš Lutherová, Miroslava Hlinčíková, Monika Vrzgulová, Martina Wilsch Duration of the project: 2022-2025
The project will focus on the ethnological / socio-anthropological investigation of the issue of intergenerational relations in the environment of families and wider communities. In the center of interest of the research team is the provision of education in the family or the preparation of the following generations for the future life, as well as the life situation of senior citizens in relations with younger generations. The common denominator of the research project is the functioning of care, communication and two-way assistance within the family, relatives, but also in the neighborhood or in a wider community context. The project examines intergenerational relations in various forms in the current pandemic (or post-pandemic) context, as their fragility is usually manifested in critical situations. The research team uses qualitative ethnographic research methods (participant observation, semi-structured interviews, collection of biographical narratives, etc.), which deepen the existing knowledge about the investigated issue in Slovakia.