The seminar was dedicated to the discussion of a text: Edward C. Banfield, with the assistance of Laura F.Banfield The Moral Basis of a Backward Society (Glencoe, IL: The Free Press, 1958). (Ch. 5, 6).
This text is relevant, because it represents an alternative view of family. According to Banfield, amoral familism prevents people from participation in social activity and social organizations.