In Search of Lost Time. Family, Nature and Culture

Paola Di Nicola

Abstract


There is a spectre haunting current political, cultural and ideological debate in Italy (and perhaps throughout Europe): the traditional family.

This spectre is raised by those who are afraid of change; as they are unable to respond to the general ongoing societal changes (not only in the family), they suggest a return to the good old days where, for a start, men and women knew their place in society and complied with standard cultural norms and models. The proposed response to the problems affecting families in the ‘liquid’ society is a step back into the past to rediscover the values and solidity of the traditional family. Under the guise of the adjectives ‘traditional’ or ‘natural’, this ‘retrotopia’ invokes a return to the patriarchal family where the individual rights of women and children are denied.


Keywords


family; nature; culture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13136/isr.v9i3.300

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ISSN 2239-8589 | Managing Editor: Debora Viviani | Editor in Chief: Paola Di Nicola
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