Twins in the World: Their Lives and the Legends They Inspire, from Manila to Madagascar

Twins in the World: Their Lives and the Legends They Inspire, from Manila to Madagascar

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by Alessandra Piontelli
     
 

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In this compelling narrative Piontelli explores the different roles that twins play in societies around the world. In her travels around the world, Piontelli has studied the role of twins, especially throughout Africa, Asia, South America, and the Pacific rim, observing different cultural perspectives and how differing societies treat them.  See more details below

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In this compelling narrative Piontelli explores the different roles that twins play in societies around the world. In her travels around the world, Piontelli has studied the role of twins, especially throughout Africa, Asia, South America, and the Pacific rim, observing different cultural perspectives and how differing societies treat them.

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"Asking about twins, Alessandra Piontelli has made astonishing discoveries about human nature and culture. This brilliant book reads as an adventure story, taking us along on a remarkable doctor's travels into worlds so remote and yet so human that they illuminate many of our own quandaries about mothers and children." -Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice

"This fascinating book is about human ambivalence, indeed human cruelty towards twins. It can be found everywhere in the world. Is it that having twins overburdens our capacity to look after the young, or are there other reasons as well? Dr. Piontelli explores this odd dilemma with great learning and admirable imagination." -Jerome Bruner, author of The Process of Education

"Twins in the World reads like a good novel, as well as good scientific observation. Piontelli shows us something wondrous, like the face of the moon up close. She then leads us around to the hidden side where we glimpse human nature and ourselves differently than ever before." - Daniel Stern, author of The Interpersonal World of the Infant

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230605978
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Alessandra Piontelli is Professor of Child Neuropsychiatry and Researcher in the Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of Milan. She is also the author of Twins: From Fetus to Child.

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