Victor G. Cicirelli presents the first comprehensive resource to examine the course of the sibling relationship-from its beginning in childhood to the end of life-and the factors which influence it. The author offers a broad theoretical framework for sibling research and discusses methodological problems confronting the sibling researcher. This work includes a hermeneutic study of the relationships of a single large family of adult siblings that provides new understandings of how adult sibling relationships are maintained.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Importance of Sibling Relationships. A Life Span Perspective for Sibling Research. Methodological Approaches and Issues in Studying Siblings. Siblings in Childhood Adolescence. Siblings in Adulthood and Old Age. Siblings in Crosscultural Perspective. Understanding Sibling Relationships: A Hermeneutic Approach. Sibling Helping Relationships. Siblings as Caregivers of Elderly Parents. Siblings with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities. Sibling Conflict, Aggression, Violence, and Abuse. Sibling Sexual Experiences: Normal Exploratory Behavior, Nonabusive Incest, and Abusive Incest. Loss of Siblings through Death. Siblings and Psychotherapy. Epilog. Index.