No Friend Like a Sister: Exploring the Relationship Between Sisters

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Victoria University Press, 2004 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 176 pages
This feminist exploration of sister relationships seeks to discover what sets sisterhood apart from friendships and from relationships with other family members. Investigating the role of sisters as one of support and obligation in traditional family models, this book reveals the complexities of sisterhood that have long been simplified by traditional commentators. Discussions and interviews offer a rich and often moving resource of information, experience, and opinion, and help to provide valuable insights into the unique relationship between sisters.
 

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Contents

Preface
8
Introduction
9
Portraits of Sisters
14
Reciprocity and Support
35
The Down Side
56
Intimacy
79
Difference
104
Other Close Relationships
131
Conclusion
162
Demographics
173
Bibliography
174
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\Jenny Neale is the deputy dean in the faculty of humanities and social sciences, and director of the MA (applied) in social science research at Victoria University.

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