Download e-book for kindle: Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East by Alean Al-Krenawi

By Alean Al-Krenawi

ISBN-10: 1461493749

ISBN-13: 9781461493747

ISBN-10: 1461493757

ISBN-13: 9781461493754

Psychosocial effect of Polygamy within the heart East is the 1st to accommodate polygamy within the heart East in a entire method. This ebook fills a spot within the literature through addressing the query of the psychosocial effect of polygamy on all contributors of polygamous households by way of delivering a brand new method of reading kinfolk constitution, equivalent to father-mother, father-children, mother-children relationships, and the relationships among offspring from diverse moms. It introduces a version for intervention with polygamous households for students and practitioners. This publication additionally explores Islam’s position in polygamy in addition to the social and monetary effects of the phenomena.

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And you have to balance the very turbulence… the happenings or events that are taking place around you. This is something the West has to understand… we change based on the same pace as our people. You can only change people as much as they want to be changed. It’s extremely dangerous, now. What kind of change? What kind of modern? Do we want to be westernized, honestly, we don’t want to be westernized; I think a lot of people in the west are sick and fed up with a lot of things that are going on in the West.

Sidani and Thornberry (2009) claim that “in every relationship between Arabs there is one who is dominating and the other who is dominated,” and quote Khuri (1990) who suggests that this is a natural legacy carried on whether there is a king or not: Where there is no hierarchy of office, no ‘kings’ or ‘castles,’ people dominate one another through the strategic manipulation of custom. The tone of voice, the hands and the legs, the eyes, the seating order are all manipulated to assert your position as dominant or dominated,” No matter how diverse the regions, each segment of society has been subject to the rule of a ‘good man’ if not a ‘great man’: a sheik, a caliph, a prophet, or a strong patriarch.

For example, polyamorous relationships that are not traditional marriages and not monogamous common-law marriages are found in a number of Western countries. In other words, it could almost be considered a de facto polygamous (or polyandrous, or group) marriage not recognized by law but a commitment of willing partners. If the law recognizes common-law marriages, then polyamorous marriages should be considered equally legitimate because they, too, represent a natural, social relationship—particularly if same-sex marriage is considered valid.

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