Family and Gender: Homogeneity and New Differentiations, 1997
The fifth Report explores the identity of gender (male and female) in Italy today, examining the individual and family course of life. It illustrates how the "family" is still the place in which similarities and dissimilarities between genders are most profoundly witnessed. The analysis is conducted from a sociological, psychological, and cultural point of view searching for those phenomena that can reveal a new consciousness and a new experience of "making a family" as a sexual relationship that has to realize full reciprocity between the genders.
Certainly, men and women have equal human, moral and legal dignity in the family and in society. However, at what point this equity create an identity based on the pure and simple conversion of masculine and feminine roles, rather than on the management of differences that exist in the common human gender? The Fifth Report explores these alternatives, offering cultural orientations and social policies for the future.
Family and gender: homogeneity and new differentiations
The family as a gender relationship: morphogenesis and new strategies
Demographic events and differences between genders along the family life cycle
Gian Carlo Blangiardo
Male and female identities in Italy’s family transformation process
Man and woman facing separation and divorce: psychological and social aspects
Eugenia Scabini, Raffaella Iafrate
The differences between genders in regard to children and youth
Gabriella Calvi Parisetti and Mario Lucchini
Psychopathological dynamics of family relationships and gender
Gaspare Vella, Camillo Loriedo, Danilo Solfaroli Camillocci
The masculine and feminine genders in the Papal teachings on the family and pastoral practice
Giving a gender perspective to family, identities, relationships