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what are the challenges currently facing the Arab family as a socioeconomic unit?

the state is gaining control of: education, socialization, training, defense, welfare, employment, and religious uprbinging

what is the fathers position at the top of the pyramid of authority based on?

the fathers role is defined as the provider. janna. based on traditional division of labor.. lord of the family

what have recent changes in the family structure entailed?

what factors have rendered the patriarchal tradition and in a transitional period?

employment of women and the migration of children to the city seeking education and work

what are the three trends among arab analysts with respect to women's issues?

traditionalist, reformist, liberal/ progressive

what does barakat data say about the alienation of university students in lebanon w/ respect to their families, religion, politics, and society?

they are least likely to be alienated from families..parents are overprotective ..but they are alienated from religion and politics

what is the difference between urban and rural children with respect to independence? why?

city children are more independent. they freely explore their surroundings . parents are un-alarmed by the familiar environment.

what does the data collected by Prothro and LN Diab show?

generations of families are living together less and less. families are more independent

what does a more recent study of family and kinship in iraq show?

the percentage of extended families changed from 82 percent in the 1940s to 34 percent in 1975

to what does barakat attribute the decline of arranged marriage?

mixing of sexes in schools and public life..increasing view that it is an individual choice as opposed to a communal one

what changes have there been in the attitudes towards marriage?

it is an individual choice instead of communal

what opposite roles has love assumed in arab society with respect to marriage?

traditionally, a girl could object arranged marriage if her reason was true love

which arab tribes are more inclined towards endogamy and which are more inclined towards exogamy?

the more traditional and isolated sects = endogamy

According to Barakat, polygamy is now rare, which segements still practice polygamy?

it is limited to some tribal chiefs, feudal lords, childless husbands,

which religious groups reject civil marriage in Arab society? why do some parents fear civil marriage?

all of them. including christianity...parents fear it because it might undermine the control of their children

According to Barakat, how has Islam reinforced the connection between family and social class?

making inheritance within the family circle compulsory

Give one ore more aspects of the connection between religion and the family according to Barakat?


Give one example of each of the complementary and contradictory interrelationships between family and politics

political congruency amongst family members. nation is run like a family. ie patriarch of the nation

Barakat maintains the dependency of the children present in Arab society is only partly a product of family.. explain this

part of it comes from political and economic repression

Barakat maintains that while some of these agencies in society tend to reinforce family socialization, others may conflict with it.

reinforce: religion
conflict: ideological movements