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Only-child experience and adulthood

Author: Bernice Sorensen
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The only-child phenomenon is increasing worldwide, but little attention has been given to the lived experiences and social identity of the adult only-child. How have they experienced a life without siblings? What are the social and psychological implications of this absence? Do cultural stereotypes of the spoilt, selfish only-child affect them? Are there advantages to being an only-child? Are only-children  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Sorensen, Bernice, 1951-
Only-child experience and adulthood.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)607909715
Online version:
Sorensen, Bernice, 1951-
Only-child experience and adulthood.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)608749461
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice Sorensen
ISBN: 9780230521018 0230521010
OCLC Number: 183879742
Description: xiii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The politics of the only-child --
The research framework --
Co-researchers' stories --
Only-child voices and life-stages --
Research data and the world wide web --
Stories from China and Taiwan --
Life-stories and life-stages --
An only-child archetype : a folktale --
The only-child matrix --
Gathering the threads.
Responsibility: Bernice Sorensen, psychotherapist.
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This book examines only-child experience in global perspective and offers an insight into the dilemmas and challenges only-children face as adults. Explored from both a social and psychological  Read more...

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