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the meaning of family through the ages

The meaning of family through the ages I wanted to look into the term family, since it is a word that evokes a number of different associations, no matter if it means something to the particular individual or not. Everyone of us comes from a family, whether it still exists, has changed or broke up. The original family always stays the same. However the focus might shift within the family. In the past the, classic family configuration father/mother/child was very common – unlike today. In our days various kinds of families and alternative lifestyles coexist. Families in the classical sense, patchwork families, adoptive children, same-sex couples, foster children, and many more. For this book I visited and took photos of various families all over Germany in their homes to show the change of family patterns. Any configuration and every way of life is possible.