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Black sheep and kissing cousins : how our family stories shape us

Author: Elizabeth Stone
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, [2004]
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"Elizabeth Stone weaves her own family stories among the stories of more than a hundred people of all backgrounds, ages, and regions, providing ways to interpret our own stories and their roles in our lives. She examines stories of birth, death, work, money, and romance, and she shows how stories about our most ancient ancestors may provide guidance at milestone moments, as well as how stories about our newest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Stone
ISBN: 076580588X 9780765805881
OCLC Number: 54365677
Notes: Originally published: New York : Times Books, ©1988.
Description: xxvi, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
--
Part I --
Family stories and the family --
Chapter 1 --
Family ground rules --
Chapter 2 --
Family definitions --
Chapter 3 --
Family monument --
Chapter 4 --
Underground rules --
Chapter 5 --
Family myths --
--
Part II --
Family stories and the world --
Chapter 6 --
The pecking order and how to survive it --
Chapter 7 --
Of money, self-worth, and lost fortunes --
--
Part III --
Family stories and the individual --
Chapter 8 --
Legacies --
Chapter 9 --
Fairy godmothers and patron saints --
Chapter 10 --
In pursuit of freedom.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Stone ; with a new introduction by the author.

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Drawing on her own family stories, as well as those of a hundred other people, Elizabeth Stone shows how we are shaped by the tales and lore that we absorb from the family circle, how stories teach  Read more...

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