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Title: The social construction of Saudi women's marital life : patriarchy and domestic violence
Author: Ezzi, H.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2005
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This research project is based on face-to-face semi-structured interviews with 35 female respondents and written responses to a questionnaire from 29 male respondents. The research was primarily designed to increase understanding of the experience of women within marital relationships and the ways in which domestic abuse shapes that experience in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah region. The thesis also explores the views of men in relation to the same issues, but the main focus of the research is on the experience of women in the context of these relationships. Marital relations in Saudi Arabia are being influenced by a range of changing factors. The thesis explores the changing culture of the country describing the history of Saudi Arabia, the current social climate and the religious and legal perspectives which form the context within which marital relationships are entered into, carried on and ended. The role of voluntary and government organizations in providing support for women who are victims of difficult marital relations and domestic abuse is described and recommendations are offered for improved support drawing on the findings of the research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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