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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: "You can do nasty things to your brothers and sisters without a reason": Siblings' Backstage Behaviour
Authors: Punch, Samantha
Contact Email: s.v.punch@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: children
siblings
backstage
Goffman
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell / National Children's Bureau
Citation: Punch S (2008) "You can do nasty things to your brothers and sisters without a reason": Siblings' Backstage Behaviour, Children and Society, 22 (5), pp. 333-344.
Abstract: This paper contributes to the recent, but still limited, literature on the sociology of sibship. It argues that during childhood the ambivalent love/hate nature of sibship is played out through the sharing of knowledge, time and space. It draws on the work of Goffman to illustrate that children's sibling interactions tend to consist of backstage, rather than frontstage, performances. The paper is based on children's own perspectives from a sample of 90 children aged 5-17 drawn from 30 families of mixed socio-economic backgrounds in central Scotland.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1388
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1099-0860.2007.00119.x
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Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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