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Muslim Families in the West

  • Manijeh Daneshpour
  • Iman Dadras
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Abstract

Muslim families deal with historical, cultural, and global challenges that create a difficult context for their identity formation process. This chapter attempts to discuss how Muslim family cultures form and reform in different contexts. Therefore, cultures must be studied in relation to history, questions of power, class, and gender. This chapter also discusses how in the cultural space of contention and compliance in Muslim families, among youth and across generations, culture is made, and remade, in the communities, around the dining room table, in work place, schools, and gym class, and in the midst of family arguments. Muslims are hoping for social conditions in which positive human development and aspirations flourish in contexts supportive of democratic participation and respect for differences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Couple and Family TherapyAlliant International UniversityIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Couple and Family TherapyAlliant International UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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