Abstract

Patterns of interaction between siblings in the male-oriented Arabian Nights conform to El-Shamy's theory called The Brother-Sister Syndrome. The core of this dyadic relationship is a stable pattern of sentiments (learned feelings) involving the entire family: brother-sister mutual love; sister-sister rivalry; brother-brother rivalry; child-parent(s) hostility; husband-wife hostility (or lack of love and affection); brother-sister's husband hostility; sister-brother's wife rivalry; and brother-sister's child affection; a brother-brother's son hostility. The latter set of relations describes the affect generated by a maternal-uncle and a paternal uncle, respectively.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-1802
Print ISSN
1521-4281
Pages
pp. 170-186
Launched on MUSE
2004-08-27
Open Access
No
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