An unusual & different approach to a fascinating topic!,
This review is from: Exploring Twins: Towards a Social Analysis of Twinship (Paperback)
I eagerly read Dr. Stewart's book about the social analysis of twinship and was amazed by how many and in what ways others had conceptualised the phenomenon of twinship. This book, however, offers a completely unique approach to twinship. While it highlights these other approaches, it goes on to examine the social consequences of twinship, first from the point of view of various family members and then from the twins themselves' point of view. Stewart then explores the two research projects she carried out to find out the general public's perceptions of twins. She concludes by examining a wide variety of social theories about identity and the formation of the self and applies them to studying twinship.
Written in an accessible style , this involving book would be of interest not only to professionals involved in one way or another with twins, but equally as importantly to intelligent parents who could easily learn more about the twins they have produced.
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