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Siblings Sex and Violence

Mitchell Juliet



Price: $34.95
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780745632216
Published: November 2003

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Siblings and all the lateral relationships that follow from them
are clearly important and their interaction is widely observed,
particularly in creative literature. Yet in the social,
psychological and political sciences, there is no theoretical
paradigm through which we might understand them. In the Western
world our thought is completely dominated by a vertical model, by
patterns of descent or ascent: mother or father to child, or child
to parent. Yet our ideals are ?liberty, equality and
fraternity? or the ?sisterhood? of feminism; our
ethnic wars are the violence of ?fratricide?.

When we grow up, siblings feature prominently in sex, violence
and the construction of gender differences but they are absent from
our theories. This book examines the reasons for this omission and
begins the search for a new paradigm based on siblings and lateral

This book will be essential reading for those studying
sociology, psychoanalysis and gender studies. It will also appeal
to a wide general readership.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780745632216
Published: November 2003

Number of pages: 272
Width: 158 mm
Height: 227 mm
Depth: 14 mm

Publisher: Polity Press

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