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ERIC Number: EJ879219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
A Critical Analysis of Western Perspectives on Families of Arab Descent
Beitin, Ben K.; Allen, Katherine R.; Bekheet, Maureen
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n2 p211-233 2010
Western research on families of Arab descent has increased in the current decade, compared to the previous 30 years. In this review of 256 empirical articles, through a critical postcolonial lens, domestic violence and family planning were the two most established areas of study. Generally, samples have come from a small group of countries such as Israel and Egypt, using primarily quantitative methodology. Theoretical development is limited in scope. Recommendations include a research agenda that is grounded in interdisciplinary and cross-national family theory and is informed by the perspectives of multiple family members. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Israel; Palestine