Families and Intimate Relationships during COVID-19: Family Networks of Neapolitan Students

Maria Camilla Fraudatario, Riccardo Zaccaria


Coronavirus pandemic immediately has taken on a global nature, transcending any national border, and unfolding its dramatic effects on every sphere of society: from health to economy, from politics to social relations. The lockdown of States and Regions has obligated everyone to isolation for long months, abruptly putting a stop to several social practices that were finding expression in daily physical places: working activities, education, leisure time, and cultural expressions. Many common efforts were directed to reorganise all these social and productive practices under quarantined time, growing the risk to degenerate on a temporal extension of daily life, and social-space dimension shrinking.

This essay is focused on analysing how lockdown is affecting the daily life of families. Starting from a survey on families of students at University of Naples Federico II, it aims to reflect on family network’ dynamics pre and during lockdown.


COVID-19 pandemic; family networks; household

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13136/isr.v10i3S.397

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