e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

Debateable Marriages: Marriage and child marriage in Saudi Arabia

McLaughlin, KG and Al-Hakami, H (2016) Debateable Marriages: Marriage and child marriage in Saudi Arabia. Marriage and Family Review, 52 (7). pp. 654-664. ISSN 1540-9635

[img]
Preview

Download (161kB) | Preview

Abstract

This article examines marriage and the constitution of familial relationships in Saudi Arabia, with a specific focus on one form of marriage that has recently become an issue of public, political, and religious discussion, that of “child marriage.” The situation within Saudi Arabia is compared with gendered relationships in other countries, most notably those in Western Europe, with specific attention given to the United Kingdom. It is argued that policy developments in Saudi Arabia need to be seen in the context of wider Saudi culture, Sharia law, and religious interpretations of the Koran.

Impact and Reach

Statistics

Downloads
Activity Overview
465Downloads
75Hits

Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

Altmetric

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item