Sehnsucht Familie in der Postmoderne
Eltern und Kinder in Therapie heute
1. Edition 2010
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
The postmodern Zeitgeist is defined by its belief that no longer comprehensive ideologies and extensive concepts exist – this is also true for families: How do we define a »real« family? Who belongs to a complete family? What kind of families support which developments, which hinder development? At the same time the longing for a perfect family is deeply rooted in us, we are blinded by the myth of an ideal family. The friction between the actual variety of families and fragmentation on the one side and the wish for an intact family, a family able to mend, challenges again and again the psychotherapeutic practice. This volume introduces the challenges of families and sheds light from a sociological, political, cultural and arts as well as a therapeutic point of view:
- family in a time of technical reproduction;
- children of mentally ill parents;
- multicultural families;
- children in family court proceedings;
- families in psychotherapy – strategies and concepts from four perspectives.
A final fictitious story about a family party in the summer of 2020 rounds off this book.