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 relationships.
This book will be essential reading for those studying sociology, psychoanalysis and gender studies. It will also appeal to a wide general readership.
Keywords: interaction; siblings; relationships; important; lateral; follow; creative; particularly; social; theoretical paradigm; western; vertical model; completely; thought; mother; ascent; patterns; father; sisterhood; feminism; ethnic; violence, Social Identity, Sociology of the Family, Social Identity, Sociology of the Family