Sibling Bond / Edition 15

Sibling Bond / Edition 15

by Stephen Bank, Michael Kahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465078435

ISBN-13: 9780465078431

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


Updated with a new introduction by the authors, this anniversary edition shows the sibling relationship as a distinctive emotional, passionate, painful, and solacing power that shapes who we are and who we become. The relationships among brothers and sisters are infinitely varied-a sibling can be one's worst enemy or closest companion. Though their love or hate,…  See more details below

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Updated with a new introduction by the authors, this anniversary edition shows the sibling relationship as a distinctive emotional, passionate, painful, and solacing power that shapes who we are and who we become. The relationships among brothers and sisters are infinitely varied-a sibling can be one's worst enemy or closest companion. Though their love or hate, envy or compassion, and closeness or rivalry are formed in childhood, these bonds last throughout life, creating character and affecting behavior in numerous situations. Strangely, this profound attachment-second only to the parent-child bond-was rarely studied or understood until recently, perhaps because the feelings siblings have about each other are usually both intense and secret.Bank and Kahn chart this unknown territory, offering a theory of the ways in which siblings attach, create each other's identities, and affect the course of each other's lives. Illustrated with poignant portraits of brothers and sisters in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, this book provides a profound understanding of these complex and enduring relationships, examining the influence of childhood intimacy, parental behavior, family turmoil, birth order, and gender.Based on more than twenty years of research and clinical evidence, The Sibling Bond fifteenth anniversary edition brings fresh insight to important clinical and theoretical issues, including attachment theory, the development of the self, and the emergence of sexual identity. While Bank and Kahn demonstrate the implications of their findings for both individual and family therapy, they also give readers a vivid opportunity to recognize and reflect on their own sibling relationships.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465078431
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,229,268
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
Ch. 1Unraveling the Sibling Bond3
Ch. 2Attachment and Separation in Early Childhood20
Ch. 3Childhood and Adolescence: The Struggle for Separate Identities48
Ch. 4Patterns of Identification and Sibling Relationships84
Ch. 5Acts of Sacrifice: Loyalty and Caring112
Ch. 6The Sexual Influence of Siblings143
Ch. 7Sexuality between Brothers and Sisters154
Ch. 8Siblings in Conflict: Bonds of Aggression and Rivalry197
Ch. 9The Embroiled Family: "Well" and "Disturbed" Siblings232
Ch. 10Siblings as Survivors: Bonds beyond the Grave271
Ch. 11Psychotherapy with Siblings296
Epilogue335
Bibliography337
Index349

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