Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East

Authors: Al-Krenawi, Alean

  • Offers a new way of examining polygamous family structure
  • Introduces a model of intervention with polygamous families
  • Addresses the psychosocial impact of polygamy on members of polygamous families
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Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East is the first to deal with polygamy in the Middle East in a comprehensive way. This book fills a gap in the literature by addressing the question of the psychosocial impact of polygamy on all members of polygamous families by offering a new way of examining family structure, such as father-mother, father-children, mother-children relationships, and the relationships between offspring from different mothers. It introduces a model for intervention with polygamous families for scholars and practitioners. This book also explores Islam’s role in polygamy as well as the social and economic consequences of the phenomena.

About the authors

Alean Al-Krenawi (PhD) is a Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland, currently on leave from the Spitzer Department of Social Work at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dr. Al-Krenawi's research interests include multicultural mental-health and social work with indigenous populations and polygamy. He conducts studies in Israel, Canada, Palestine and other Arab countries. He has completed 2 books; one on Ethno-psychiatry and another on helping professionals with indigenous people. He also co-edited a book on Multicultural Social Work in Canada called Working with Diverse Ethno-Racial Communities, published by Oxford University Press. Furthermore, Professor Al-Krenawi has authored numerous book chapters and academic peer reviewed articles. Recently published works appear/are about to appear in American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Social Work, Child Abuse and Neglect, Community Mental Health Journal, Comparative Family Studies, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, Family Process, Health and Social Work, Social Science and Medicine, Social Psychology, and Social Psychiatry.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Polygamy Today

    Al-Krenawi, Alean

    Pages 1-23

  • Context and Change: The Structure of Arab Society

    Al-Krenawi, Alean

    Pages 25-50

  • Polygamy, Islam, and Marital Justice

    Al-Krenawi, Alean

    Pages 51-74

  • The Call for Different Perspectives: Methodology

    Al-Krenawi, Alean

    Pages 75-120

  • Discussion and Implications

    Al-Krenawi, Alean

    Pages 121-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9375-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9375-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9374-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4542-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 180
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