Dona Lee Davis

Dona Lee Davis earned her PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a professor of anthropology at the University of South Dakota. Her research interests include medical and psychological anthropology, gender studies, research methods, North Atlantic fishing communities, and multispecies ethnography.

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Twins Talk · What Twins Tell Us about Person, Self, and Society
By Dona Lee Davis

Twins Talk is an ethnographic study of identical twins in the United States, a study unique in that it considers what twins have to say about themselves, instead of what researchers have written about them. It presents, in the first person, the grounded and practical experiences of twins as they engage, both individually and together, the “who am I” and “who are we” questions of life. Here, the twins themselves are the stars.

“Twins as well as students of anthropology, sociology, and psychology will enjoy this study that differs from others in its blend of personal experiences and scholarship.”

Henrietta Verma, Library Journal