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Family practices in later life$
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Pat Chambers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420534

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.001.0001

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Brothers and sisters

Brothers and sisters

Chapter:
(p.51) Five Brothers and sisters
Source:
Family practices in later life
Author(s):

Pat Chambers

Graham Allan

Chris Phillipson

Mo Ray

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the contrast between the lack of interest in sibling relationships in later life in both sociology and gerontology and the way in which siblings feature in older people's own stories of ageing. It explores the way in which older siblings negotiate continuities — and manage the discontinuities — brought about by aging. It employs a lifecourse perspective grounded in critical gerontology in which individual and family biography, ageing, experience, and identity are vital.

Keywords:   brothers, sisters, siblings, sociology, gerontology, ageing, lifecourse, family biography, identity, experience

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