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Women from the Middle East and North Africa in Europe: Understanding their marriage and family dynamics

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill (2007) Women from the Middle East and North Africa in Europe: Understanding their marriage and family dynamics. European Journal of Social Work, 10 (4). pp. 465-480. ISSN 1369-1457. (doi:10.1080/13691450701357133) (KAR id:68416)

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to assist the understanding of social workers in Europe of marriage and family dynamics among women from Middle East and North African countries who have moved to Europe. The focus of this article is on husband selection processes and family dynamics after marriage in Egypt, which is used as a case study reflecting culture and norms surrounding marriage in this region. This article reports on the findings of doctoral studies which examined marriage patterns and family dynamics in North Africa and in particular in Egypt where more in-depth data were available. The authors reflect issues surrounding values and process of marriage not only in terms of the implications for practice with social work clients or service users, but also in relation to the potential of women from this region who may join the social care workforce.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13691450701357133
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1080/13691450701357133 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - European Journal of Social Work [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68416 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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