Elena presents at the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship (CISC) at the University of Essex

Elena Moore presented a paper on “Divorce and Emotion Work: The Egalitarians and Emphatic Interaction” at a seminar at the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship (CISC) at the University of Essex (for more details see  http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/news_and_seminars/seminarDetail.aspx?e_id=7478). In this seminar, Elena presented findings from a longitudinal qualitative study on post-divorce parenting. The paper focussed on how emotion work and emotions are experienced relationally amongst a subgroup of divorcees, the ‘egalitarians', and how they consciously manage and display a high level of dedication and attachment to the triadic relationship up to 10 years following the breakdown of a marriage. The paper is based on a findings chapter of her ongoing book project on Divorce, Families and Emotion Work. Earlier in the year, Elena published an article in the Journal of Family Issues on the consequences of delaying divorce and the pitfalls of restrictive divorce requirements (for more see http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/31/0192513X14566620.full.pdf)