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Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East
Alean Al-Krenawi
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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 andeconomic consequences of the phenomena.

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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 calledWorking 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.

2014th edition
Country of Publication
New York (State)
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