Eric D. Widmer

My research

I have tried with other scholars, especially within the Research Network on Families and intimate Lives of the European Sociological Association, to develop an understanding of families as complex configurations of interdependencies, always on the move in the life course. I have participated throughout the years to a series of empirical research on couples, siblings, stepfamilies, mobile families, etc. In each of them, I have tried to stress the changing forms of interdepencies among a large number of family members, that have been triggered by modernity. THIS BOOK summarizes some of these findings. Below, I provide for each research issue, a description of various empirical research as well as a list of references, scientific conferences and public interventions.


Research issues
Family configurations Life trajectories
Partnerships and intimacy Families and psychological vulnerability
Siblings Other research

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