Despite the fundamental importance of the concepts of family and community in the study of human societies, there still exists a certain degree of theoretical confusion regarding the definition and construction of these social units. This article presents the results of a study of the relationship between these social units, based on an examination of the relationship between the physical spaces generated on the basis of the organizational principles of each. It is proposed that the construction and boundaries of one unit, reflected in the physical spaces generated, are negotiated in relation to the other. In conclusion, it is observed that they are gendered spaces, and that the relationship between family and community can be understood as one of interdependence, the result of which is the social reproduction of the human society. A pesar de la importancia de los conceptos de familia y de comunidad en el estudio de las sociedades humanas, todavía existe cierta confusión a nivel teórico acerca de la definición y construcción social de estas unidades. Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio de la relación entre las dos unidades, partiendo de la relación entre los espacios fisicos generados a base de principios organizativos de cada una. Se plantea que la construcción y fronteras de una unidad, reflejadas en sus espacios, se negocian con la otra. Finalmente, se observa que son espacios de género, y que la relación entre comunidad y familia puede entenderse como una relación interdependiente que resulta en la reproducción social.

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