/18 Family
#18 Family, Editorial


Can we define family as a complex cellular configuration? Ambivalent? Unnatural?

Family is the mirror of social changes, slow but deep. Remaining on only some of the most recent developments we can underline: the revolution of the middle-class family, the new role of women, the splitting between public and private, the evolution of new relationships, the individualism of contemporary society.

Protection, education, socialization. The warm nucleus of our affections wraps us up in something in which we can keep quiet. At the same time it is the space of quarrel, suffocating. Bearer of uneasiness, inequalities and contradictions.

An important heritage marks us. It is so for our grandfathers, our fathers, our sons.