publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The Patriarchal Bargain in a Context of Rapid Changes to Normative Gender Roles: Young Arab Women’s Role Conflict in Qatar

Laurie James-Hawkins; Yara Qutteina; Kathryn M. Yount;
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  • Published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Country: Qatar
Abstract
Social norms in patriarchal countries in the Middle East are changing at differing rates. In Qatar, expectations about education have shifted, and women’s participation in higher education is normative. However, women’s participation in the workforce remains relatively low, and women still are expected to perform all household and child-rearing activities. Interviews with 27 18–25 year-old Qatari women enrolled in college in Qatar are used to illustrate the conflict between norms about education, workforce, and family. Many young women resolve this normative conflict by giving preference to family over work and education. Other women hold conflicting norms and g...
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free text keywords: Emerging adulthood, Islam, Middle East, Patriarchy, Qualitative research, Sex roles, Social norms, Transition to adulthood, Norm (social), Financial independence, Role conflict, Normative, Gender studies, Higher education, business.industry, business, Government, Sociology, Workforce, Social psychology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The Patriarchal Bargain in a Context of Rapid Changes to Normative Gender Roles: Young Arab Women’s Role Conflict in Qatar

Laurie James-Hawkins; Yara Qutteina; Kathryn M. Yount;