1st Edition

Family in the Middle East Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia

Edited By Kathryn M. Yount, Hoda Rashad Copyright 2008
    286 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Explores, from a historical comparative perspective, the globalization of dominant myths of ‘modern’ family and society, and their effects on families in Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia uniquely contributing to sociological debates about globalization.

    Part 1: Introduction  Family Life and Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia Kathryn M. Yount, and Rashad Hoda  Part 2: Transnationalism, Nationalism, and New Family Ideals  1. Familism and Critical Arab Family Studies Joseph, Suad 2.  International Feminism and the Women’s Movement in Egypt, 1904-1923: A Reappraisal of Categories and Legacies Mary Ann. Fay 3. From Birth Control to Family Planning: Population, Gender, and the Politics of Reproduction in Egypt Laura. Bier 4.  Family Law and Family Planning Policy in Pre- and Post-revolutionary Iran Homa Hoodfar  5.  Family Law and Ideological Debates in Post-colonial Tunisia Mounira Maya Charrad  Part 3: Continuity and Change in Daily Family Life  6. Rationales for Kin Marriages in Rural Upper Egypt" Hania Sholkamy, 7.  Social Change and Parent-Adolescent Dynamics in Egypt Sahar El TawilaBarbara Ibrahim, and Hind Wassef. 8.  Reprint: Family Power and Gender Preference in Minya, Egypt Kathryn M. Yount 9. Divorce and the Fate of the Family in Modern Century Egypt Kenneth Cuno  10. The Family and Social Change in Post-revolutionary Iran Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal, Peter McDonald, Meimanat Hossein-Chavoshi  11. From Sexual Submission to Voluntary Commitment: The Transformation of Family Ties in Contemporary Tunisia Lilia Labidi  Part 4: Concluding Remarks - Family Life and Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia --- Reconsidered Hoda Rashad and Kathryn M. Yount


    Dr. Kathryn Yount is an associate professor of Global Health and Sociology at Emory University and has conducted research on gender and the family in Egypt and the Middle East since 1995. She has received grants for this work from Emory, as well as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Emory University, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation to Johns Hopkins University. She has received awards from Emory and the American Public Health Association for her research.

    Dr. Hoda Rashad is Director and Research Professor of the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo and conducted a large body of research on development issues. She is a member of WHO Commission on "Social Determinants of Health", and the Council of the International Union of Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). In Egypt, She is member of the Senate (El Shoura Council), one of the two parliamentary bodies in Egypt. She also serves on the National Council for Women, which reports to the President of Egypt.