Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East

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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 and economic consequences of the phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages180
ISBN (Electronic)9781461493754
ISBN (Print)9781461493747
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Black Muslims
  • Christianity and Polygamy
  • Consequences of Polygamy
  • Familial Structures
  • Family Functioning
  • Islam and Polygamy
  • Polyamorous Relationships
  • Polygamous Arab Clients
  • Polygamous Families in the Middle East
  • Polygamous Muslim Clients
  • Polygamy and Women's Mental Health
  • Polygamy in the Middle East
  • Religion and Polygamy
  • Short-term Marriages and Polygamy
  • Social Work Practice with Polygamous Families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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