Notes on friendship and family: life as a work of art in the meeting with Antonia and the ashes in the garden

Elizabete Franco Cruz About the author

Abstract

The paper presents a discussion on friendship and family based on the movie Antonia's Line and on the request made by a AIDS NGO participant before his death. Using conceptual tools of Michael Foucault and other authors who engage in conversations with his work, the text questions the place of difference in families and the centrality of family as reference of social context. The debate about friendship refers to the political dimension of public space and the possibility of inventing collective ways of living, leading to new configurations of ethics and aesthetics of existence of individuals and society.

Keywords:
friendship; family; AIDS

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