Understanding family belonging through meanings, Differences and cultural context. The case of the stark family from "Game of Thrones"

Author/s Francesco Serri, Diego Lasio, Jessica Lampis, Alessandra Melis
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/2
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 166-174 File size 113 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2018-002012
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The authors present a study of the family dynamics of the Starks, one of the main characters from the TV series "Game of Thrones". The analysis is based on the Family Semantic Polarities Theory (Ugazio, 2012) that assigns to the systemic presup- positions, the meanings and the cultural context a supporting function. In addition, the theory suggests that some of the most relevant dimensions of the semantics of belonging, inclusion/exclusion and election/rejection, give shape to the repertoire of the narratives where family episodes are created. Within this plot, each family member builds its positioning, identity and suffering. The complexity and interdependence of the psychological and social factors that come into play in family relationships are discussed and exemplified.

Keywords: "Game of Thrones"; Family Relations; Semantic Polarities; Differences; Belonging; Positioning.

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Francesco Serri, Diego Lasio, Jessica Lampis, Alessandra Melis, L’appartenenza familiare tra significati, differenze e contesto culturale. Il caso della famiglia Stark de "Il Trono di Spade" in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2018, pp 166-174, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2018-002012