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ERIC Number: EJ457012
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
The Myths and Misconceptions of the Stepmother Identity: Descriptions and Prescriptions for Identity Management.
Dainton, Marianne
Family Relations, v42 n1 p93-98 Jan 1993
Notes two cross-cultural and transhistorical myths associated with stepmotherhood: the evil stepmother myth and the myth of instant love. Asserts that the tenacity of these myths has served to stigmatize stepmothers. Describes myths associated with stepmothers, details how these myths affect stepmother life, reveals dilemmas in identity management for stepmothers, and indicates identity management strategies stepmothers might use. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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