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The Resource Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society, Dona Lee Davis

Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society, Dona Lee Davis

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Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society
Title
Twins talk
Title remainder
what twins tell us about person, self, and society
Statement of responsibility
Dona Lee Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Twins Talk is an ethnographic study of identical twins in the United States, a study unique in that it considers what twins have to say about themselves, instead of what researchers have written about them. It presents, in the first person, the grounded and practical experiences of twins as they engage, both individually and together, the "who am I" and "who are we" questions of life. Here, the twins themselves are the stars. Dona Lee Davis conducted conversational interviews with twenty-two sets of identical twins attending the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, the largest such gathering in the world. Lively and often opinionated, each twin comes through as a whole person who at the same time maintains a special bond that the vast majority of people will never experience. The study provides a distinctive and enlightening insider's challenge to the nature/nurture debates that dominate contemporary research on twins. The author, herself an identical twin, draws on aspects of her own life to inform her analysis of the data throughout the text. Each chapter addresses a different theme from multiple viewpoints, including those of popular science writers, scientific researchers, and singletons, as well as those of the twins themselves"--
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1948-
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Davis, Dona Lee
Dewey number
306.8750973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN63.6
LC item number
.D38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twins
  • Twins
  • Ethnology
Label
Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society, Dona Lee Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18244878
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780821421116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society, Dona Lee Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18244878
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780821421116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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