Virtual Family: Forms and Functions
In this paper we study the possibility of identifying a new type of family relations - the virtual family. A definition of the virtual family is put forward, there are described its functions and causes which make each type of the virtual family come into existence. The development of social and technological (virtual) environment changes man’s needs and thus transforms the meaning and essence of the family ascribing to the family new functions. We also suggest taking into account "the image of the family" created in science, public opinion and mass media as a type of virtual family relationship.
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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)
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