أسرة العربية الجديدة

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Nicholas S. Hopkins
American Univ in Cairo Press, 2003 - Social Science - 275 pages
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This volume represents revised versions of a collection of papers presented at Cairo Papers Ninth Annual Symposium on ''The New Arab Family, '' held in May 2000. Marriage, divorce, and related topics were center stage, particularly in the demographic papers. Another focus was to combine two very different approaches to the study of the family -- on the one hand demographic, and on the other broadly sociological or anthropological, or as some would say, psychodynamic, that is to say focusing on dyadic or multi-member networks of relationships within the family. Some of these papers in turn focused on ''agency, '' the ways in which individual action fit into cultural and social frames. The research covers most of the Arab world, though with a focus on Egypt. In addition to general papers relying on demographic data from different parts of the Arab world, the volume includes case studies from Tunisia, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia.
  

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Contents

FRAMEWORKS FOR STUDYING FAMILIES IN THE 21st CENTURY
5
CHANGES AND IMPLICATIONS
20
AGEDISCREPANT MARRIAGE IN EGYPT
51
RATIONALES FOR KIN MARRIAGES IN RURAL UPPER EGYPT
62
A HIDDEN VARIABLE IN THE NEW ARAB DEMOGRAPHY
80
THE TRANSFORMATION OF FAMILY TIES IN CONTEMPORARY TUNISIA
117
HEADSHIP AND CORESIDENCE
140
PATRIARCHAL CONNECTIVE MIRRORING AND BROTHERLY DEFERENCE IN LEBANON
165
SISTERHOOD AND STEWARDSHIP IN SISTERBROTHER RELATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA
180
THE ABSENT FATHER
201
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NICHOLAS S. HOPKINS is emeritus professor of anthropology and former Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo. He has published extensively on social change in Egypt.

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