The image of the family: theoretical aspects from Xenia Costa-Foru Cover Image

Imaginea familiei: aspecte teoretice de la Xenia Costa-Foru
The image of the family: theoretical aspects from Xenia Costa-Foru

Author(s): Augustin Poenaru
Subject(s): History and theory of sociology, Family and social welfare
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: family;monograph;Xenia Costa-Foru;sociology;

Summary/Abstract: Family is a category of the fundamental realities, and at the same time an universal human institution. In the sociology of family domain we encounter a multiparadigmatic approach that intersects with other socio-human sciences. From af all of the possible theoretical approaches, the present article treats the issue of the traditional family as a conservative institution which is modelled by religious values and based on the preservationof traditions and customs, and on the pursuit of rules designed to maintain the stability and cohesion of the group. Therefore, the article falls within the interwar context of Romania,when the Sociological School from Bucharest, headed by Professor Dimitrie Gusti, was created and matured, based on extensive research on the Romanian village. The work Family monograph research. Methodological Contribution of Xenia Costa-Foru (Social Assistant),which was printed in Bucharest in 1945 at the „King Michael” Foundation PH (323 pages),is the result of a rich rural family survey held for 12 years at „Sociology Seminar” conducted by the same Professor, in which the monographic method was the methodological innovation.

  • Issue Year: 32/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 289-299
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian