ERIC Number: EJ665765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Reconstructing the Stepfamily: Old Myths, New Stories.
Jones, Anne C.
Social Work, v48 n2 p228-36 Apr 2003
Uses concepts from narrative theory to examine how the privileged status accorded biological parentage serves to restrict society's thinking about the nature of families and parenting roles. In clinical practice, social workers can assist stepfamilies in abandoning misguided attempts to reinvent themselves as nuclear families and to create their own commensurate and unique stepfamily story. (Contains 30 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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