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Studies in Childhood and Youth

Twins in Society

Parents, Bodies, Space and Talk

Authors: Bacon, K.

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This book explores what it means to be a twin and to what extent twins can shape or 'escape' their identities as twins. It investigates how social expectations about twins shape twins' lives and how twins utilize their bodies, space and talk to actively display and perform their own identities.

About the authors

KATE BACON is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Education and Social Science at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She has published on twin identity and conducting research with children.

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'This is an engaging book that makes an important contribution to our understanding of twinship. Underpinned by a sociological theoretical framework and brought to life by the detailed perspectives of twins, their siblings and their parents, the book offers new and challenging insights.' - Paul Connolly, Professor of Education, Queen's University Belfast, UK

'This is a timely addition to the growing research on the sociology of siblingship. It is an accessibly written and comprehensive text which fills a gap by offering great insights into the social construction of twinship.' - Dr Samantha Punch, University of Stirling, UK

'At last, a sophisticated but accessible socio-culturally informed, life course analysis of twins and twinship. Bacon's study of British twins stands out from more traditional arenas of twin research with its sustained focus on twin and twins' identities as complex, sometimes contradictory social constructions. As a sociologist, Bacon incorporates multiple perspectives including those of parents, researchers, and different types of twins, themselves. Twins in Society makes a welcome and timely contribution to the twin research literature.' - Dona Lee Davis, Professor of Anthropology, University of South Dakota, USA


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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-58093-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-36893-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Twins in Society
Book Subtitle
Parents, Bodies, Space and Talk
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Kate Bacon
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28149-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230281493
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-58093-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36893-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 221
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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