[Autom. eng. transl.] Intergenerationality generally identifies the relationships between members of different generations as a fundamental step to move towards a society in which all ages have citizenship, according to an age friendly concept. It therefore indicates a capacity / willingness on the part of all the generations involved, both at the level of the guidelines and at the level of the action, for a generative position towards the generations, especially the younger ones. In this way they can become a resource for society as a whole. In fact, nowadays people of the same family share more years together, they have more opportunities to enter into a relationship, a greater number of critical steps to face, in which both risks and resources can fall. The observation of the family as a multigenerational reality today (that is, beyond the borders of the nuclear family with only two generations) explicitly requires taking into consideration the relationships between the different generations present on the family scene. This perspective is particularly appropriate for understanding the family dynamics present in Italy, a country traditionally considered to have strong family ties (Castiglioni, Dalla Zuanna, 2017) in which most people consider their own interest coincides with that of their family, and in whose happiness is sought together with that of one's parents and children (at least where present). In this chapter we will try to show how the perspective assumed by intergenerational mediation is particularly suited to our social context in which, although with important transformations, family ties and solidarity between generations continue to be considered central to people's well-being.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Intergenerational relationships, between resource and constraint|
|Title of host publication||La mediazione familiare intergenerazionale|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Intergenerational relationship
- relazioni intergenerazionali