The Costs of Marriage in Egypt: A Hidden Dimension in the New Arab Demography
Cairo Papers in Social Science
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.
The New Arab Family
Nicholas S. Hopkins
American University in Cairo Press
Cairo Papers in Social Science 21(1/2)
Arab family, marriage, Egypt, rural egypt, upper egypt, absent father, social change
(2001).The Costs of Marriage in Egypt: A Hidden Dimension in the New Arab Demography. American University in Cairo Press. , 80-116
Singerman, Diane, et al.
The Costs of Marriage in Egypt: A Hidden Dimension in the New Arab Demography. American University in Cairo Press, 2001.pp. 80-116