Recently, the debate on which social entity can be defined as a family has been heated and often inconclusive in finding a single and unequivocal definition. One possible problem is the desire to close this entity (the family) within the confines of the law and its morphological structure. Yet, the answer may be right in front of our eyes, provided we looked at the family as an ever-changing social entity whose very formation is in constant evolution. Similarly, how the family understands itself and fulfills its functions is constantly evolving, as is society. These many rapid social transformations affect the way of being and doing family. Hence, in today’s society, it is no longer possible to speak of family but of families (plural) insofar as they come together in doing family, as pointed out by the family practice approach.

Families in Sociocultural Change: From Structure to Relationship

Emiliana, Mangone
2022

Abstract

Recently, the debate on which social entity can be defined as a family has been heated and often inconclusive in finding a single and unequivocal definition. One possible problem is the desire to close this entity (the family) within the confines of the law and its morphological structure. Yet, the answer may be right in front of our eyes, provided we looked at the family as an ever-changing social entity whose very formation is in constant evolution. Similarly, how the family understands itself and fulfills its functions is constantly evolving, as is society. These many rapid social transformations affect the way of being and doing family. Hence, in today’s society, it is no longer possible to speak of family but of families (plural) insofar as they come together in doing family, as pointed out by the family practice approach.
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