Memorie familiari e narrazioni nella genitorialità e filialità adottiva

Loredana Paradiso


The article analyzes the issue of family memory in the sense of identity, of family and socio-cultural belonging formation processes. The transformations in family memory following the discontinuity of family experience, with particular reference to parenting and adoptive filiation, are observed from the analysis of autobiographical and traumatic memory functions. Observing memory formation processes in biological and adoptive parenting can detect the impact that narrative has on the representation of the self, of the family and of social context. In relational discontinuity experiences, family narratives work on the family transition process and on another bonding and family membership formation process. Attention is paid to the analysis of the impact that the trauma of family separation has on memory processing and, in particular, on the implicit and explicit autobiographical memory to get to define the role of the adoptive family in narrative processes and in family memory formation.


adoption; family memory; implicit and explicit autobiographical memory; trauma of family separation; discontinuity of family experience

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