Memories and objects in a family. Attitudes to objects and people
From the viewpoint of the social sciences, everyday objects are not treated merely as
something inanimate. According to some theories things are capable of acts and witnessing
to historical events and cultural phenomena as well as. Based on the assumption that
objects are capable of becoming connected to ideas and consequently influencing people’s
acts, I carried out a research that provided the basis for this article. The research showed
that we can achieve a better understanding of family relationships through certain objects.
The research also focused on inheritance, passing on objects within the family, and the
preservation of memories in objects.