Egypt Comparison Paper

Egypt Comparison Paper - Sociology 3 March 2010 Comparison...

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Sociology 3 March 2010 Comparison of Egyptian and American Culture Although Egypt and the United States of America are separated by an ocean, miles of mainland, and thousands of years of time, they have more in common than meets the eye. At the same time, their separation has also bred many differences in values, norms, and lifestyles. Family life is very important to Egyptians. Similar to the United States, their concept of family includes in-laws, uncles, aunts, grandparents, nephews, nieces and cousins. Marriage is an important relationship in Egyptian life, but Egyptians are allowed to marry cousins. Unlike the United States, arranged marriages are common in Egypt, and a Muslim man can have up to four wives. Egyptian women have less freedom and fewer rights than American women, but they are still granted some independence, such as financial independence and some control over legal matters. In matters such as inheritance, a woman counts as half of a man, and her legal rights are restricted. Egyptian women frequently enroll in universities, but they still have some time before
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