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Pensando familias

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SOMBRIO CARDOSO, Alexandra et al. Family social representations in contemporary: an integrative review. Pensando fam. [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.1, pp. 29-44. ISSN 1679-494X.

In contemporary times, the understanding of family is complex, as it requires analysis and reflection of historical, social, cultural and material aspects. A structural and conceptual transformation of the family is observed and it is necessary to understand how individuals understand it or represent it socially. The present study aimed to carry out an integrative review in order to analyze the social representations of the family. After establishing the eligibility criteria and refining the search, 14 articles were identified. They were analyzed and submitted to content analysis, with the aid of the Endnote software. The results were systematized into two main categories and their subcategories: my family (family is caring, family: positive representations, family is relationship, traditional and non-traditional family) and the family of the other (Culpability and responsibility, family “disrupting”), showing a expressive differentiation, with defenses and positive attributions to my family, and criticisms of the other's family. This result allows reflections for the understanding of family and subsidies for professionals as to the understanding and intervention on this demand.

Keywords : Social representations; Family; Integrative review.

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