Twins in Society

Parents, Bodies, Space and Talk

  • Kate┬áBacon

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Situating Twins in Society

  3. Structuring Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Kate Bacon
      Pages 19-50
    3. Kate Bacon
      Pages 51-88
  4. Agency Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Kate Bacon
      Pages 91-118
    3. Kate Bacon
      Pages 119-160
    4. Kate Bacon
      Pages 161-189
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-221

About this book


This book explores what it means to be a twin and to what extent twins can shape or 'escape' their identities as twins. It investigates how social expectations about twins shape twins' lives and how twins utilize their bodies, space and talk to actively display and perform their own identities.


bibliography discourse display expectation identity play society space STR Turing twins

Authors and affiliations

  • Kate┬áBacon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central LancashireUK

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