10 Egypt

10 Egypt - Egyptian Families SFL 354 Cultural Values...

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Egyptian Families SFL 354
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Cultural Values Islamic religion (teachings of Qur’an and prophet Mohammed) espouses the value of family relationships. Egypt is 90% Sunni Muslim. 1971 constitution states that family is society’s main foundation.
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Cultural Changes As with many countries, modernization or westernization is demonstrated in declining family size and birth rates, and delayed marriage. Economic costs associated with marriage (Mahr, Mu’akhr, Shabke) have led some couples to have secret weddings Absent fathers are more common with many men having to find work in other countries
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Cultural Changes
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Gender-based: Hierarchical family relationships with respect for elders (especially males) being stressed. Traditional gender roles for mothers (warm, loving, compassionate, self-sacrificing, sensitive) and for fathers (stern, severe, authoritarian, held in respect). Sanders (1986) did not find evidence for this view of
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