Families and domestic consumption trends from the Seventies to our days. Cues for a reflection

Author/s Enrica Asquer
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/277
Language Italian Pages 31 P. 90-120 File size 209 KB
DOI 10.3280/IC2015-277004
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This contribute tackles a matter so far all but unexplored, the domestic consumption of Italian families since the Seventies, sketching a map of research paths suitable for a promising investigation into such a field. Along with a panoramic survey of the trend of domestic consumptions in the recent past of republican Italy, the A. explores the close interdependence of household environment and family life stories, stressing the elements of continuity and dynamism under three main aspects: the role of home ownership in the patrimonial behaviour and in the collective imaginary of the Italians; the transformations occurred to the Italian families during the republican period, following migratory processes, total redefinition of familial care, generational and gender conflicts; to end with the middle-class domestic cultures along the "global protest" years and the new "miracle" of the Eighties.

Keywords: Home ownership; domestic consumption; family history; Modern Italy

Enrica Asquer, Famiglie e culture del consumo domestico dagli anni settanta a oggi Spunti per una riflessione in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 277/2015, pp 90-120, DOI: 10.3280/IC2015-277004