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Sibling relationships and the construction of young people's gendered identities over time and in different spaces

Sibling relationships and the construction of young people's gendered identities over time and in different spaces
Sibling relationships and the construction of young people's gendered identities over time and in different spaces
This article explores the way that the assertion, negotiation and sanctioning of masculinity and femininity, and the construction and reconstruction of gendered identities and sexuality, are part of everyday relationships between brothers and sisters, located in time and place. This stands in some contrast to the dominant ‘cause and effect’ outcome model that characterises much research on sibling relationships. We use in-depth case studies drawn from a qualitative longitudinal study of young people’s prescribed and chosen relationships to explore how continuities and changes in the markers and dynamics of gendered identities are embedded in and constructed through the ebbs and flows of sibling relationships over time and in specific locations.
gender identity, place, siblings, time
2046-7435
185-199
Edwards, Rosalind
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Weller, Susie
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Edwards, Rosalind
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Weller, Susie
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Edwards, Rosalind and Weller, Susie (2014) Sibling relationships and the construction of young people's gendered identities over time and in different spaces. Families, Relationships and Societies, 3 (2), 185-199. (doi:10.1332/204674314X13951457865780).

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This article explores the way that the assertion, negotiation and sanctioning of masculinity and femininity, and the construction and reconstruction of gendered identities and sexuality, are part of everyday relationships between brothers and sisters, located in time and place. This stands in some contrast to the dominant ‘cause and effect’ outcome model that characterises much research on sibling relationships. We use in-depth case studies drawn from a qualitative longitudinal study of young people’s prescribed and chosen relationships to explore how continuities and changes in the markers and dynamics of gendered identities are embedded in and constructed through the ebbs and flows of sibling relationships over time and in specific locations.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 July 2014
Published date: 1 July 2014
Keywords: gender identity, place, siblings, time
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 364146
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/364146
ISSN: 2046-7435
PURE UUID: 426dd731-e66c-484b-841a-210729c99f70
ORCID for Rosalind Edwards: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3512-9029
ORCID for Susie Weller: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6839-876X

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Date deposited: 11 Apr 2014 14:47
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:45

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