Power and Change in Female Relationships
By (author) Melanie L. Mauthner
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Sistering by Melanie L. Mauthner
Book DescriptionSister stories are rare compared with images of celebrity sisters and 'sisterhood'. Based on 37 interviews, this fascinating book uncovers sisters' complex relationships. Readers will play 'mapping' games to guess where they figure in its patterns. Sisters talk passionately about how their closeness and distance affects the power-balance between them. Making parallels with friendship and caring, it explores formations of gender, identity and intimacy in family life. Sistering was nominated for the British Sociological Association's 2003 Philip Abrams Prize.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333800805
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Melanie L. Mauthner
Sibling Identity and Relationships, Paperback (July 2006)
What does it mean to be a sister or a brother, and are such relationships born or made? This book explores the special place that siblings occupy in the lives of children and young people, providing insights into sibling identity and relationships. It draws on social constructionist and psychodynamic perspectives.
Politics of Gender and Education, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Melanie L. Mauthner
What are the politics of gender within education? How are the issues of gender being explored in diverse educational settings? Does gender still matter in education? This book draws together the work from an international array of authors working at the cutting edge of gender research in education.
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Author Biography - Melanie L. Mauthner
MELANIE L. MAUTHNER is Lecturer in Social Policy at the Open University. She previously taught research methods at the Institute of Education, University of London. She has co-edited Ethics in Qualitative Research (Sage 2002) and The Politics of Gender and Education (Palgrave 2004). She is a Trustee of the Women's Therapy Centre and lives in London.
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