By Elizabeth A. Stewart
Exploring Twins offers an research of twinship regarded as a particularly social phenomenon. Drawing upon quite a lot of interdisciplinary, ancient and cross-cultural facts, Dr Stewart argues that during either conventional and sleek societies, twinship represents a recurrent anomaly which calls into query the assumptions round which types of society are geared up. half One identifies and analyses the interesting variety of cultural and disciplinary methods to the translation of twinship, whereas half considers the probabilities for a distinctively social research of twinship.
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Behrman et al. argue (1980) that parents tend to provide more similar environments for monozygotic twins and that monozygotic twins choose more similar environments inside and outside the home because: 1) parents of twins react to the needs and requirements of the child (that is, they reinforce genetic differences), and 2) parents ‘feel’ that monozygotic, unlike dizygotic, twins should be helped to be as alike as possible. 48 Exploring Twins On the other hand, it has been argued that parents of monozygotic twins, for example, may accentuate whatever slight behaviourial differences occur in their twins and therefore treat their twins less equally.
In the Western Cameroon, the Bangwa consider twins 22 Exploring Twins to be the closest of friends and the only true equals: born of one womb, at one time, and sharing the same rank’ (Brain, 1969, p. 215). Taboos: infanticide as a normalizing strategy As noted above, in some cultures, such as among the Nuer and the Lele, twins are welcome because of their assumed divinity and fertility. In other cultures, however, the cultural response is very different. In these instances, twins are much less favoured because of fear, expense and inconvenience, or various combinations of these.
The two sets of twins were born in the same inn to two different mothers, one of whom was the wife of a well-to-do merchant while the other was a very poor woman. The wealthy merchant buys the second set of twins to act as servants for his own children. Both sets of twins (male, no doubt identical) are described, yet again, as being exactly alike in face and person. Here, however, Shakespeare calls each pair of twins by the same ﬁrst name: the merchant’s sons are called Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, and their servants, Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse.
Exploring Twins: Towards a Social Analysis of Twinship by Elizabeth A. Stewart