|Brothers in the Household. Relationship and Corresidence in the Ancien Regine of Castile.|
|In this session we intend to check the weight that siblings had in the group of corresident relatives at home of southern-central Spain in the Eighteenth Century and what was their profile by gender, age, marital status and occupation. We will ask for their degree of permanence or permanence in the interior of households. Were there stays arising from population dynamics (especially the death of parents) as a show of solidarity adopted by families in critical situations and extreme? Surely, death would require strengthening the support systems to cope with adversity. But also a certain "compensatory arrangements". In an economy as precarious as the Ancien Regime is logical that solidarity had its limits too. Therefore the reasons of affection and solidarity are not in contradiction with other more mundane and the impact of job requirements. In this sense, how the wealth and social status acting in shaping behavior?
Although we recognize the fluidity in the relations between brothers and relatives, we should not believe that after the marriage of those do not occur changes. When the grown could allow it, if the corresident brother or sister were not married, those were a laboral complement, an asset to the domestic group. But if they had to marry, then the terms of the relationship began to take a major component of association or even contract.
However, the marking space associated with the concept of household is more fragile than what at first might think, because of the relationship that went beyond expectations of the domestic group.