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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Steadying the Tectonic Plates: On Being Muslim, Feminist Academic, and Family Therapist
Steadying the tectonic plates: On being muslim, feminist academic, and family therapist
My Story

My country is Iran. I was 21 years old and newly married to my 23-year-old spouse when we immigrated together to America to pursue our educational and professional expeditions. Although my spouse and I were both born into Muslim families, our perspectives about organized religion differ significantly. He claims not to be religious, while I passionately claim to be a devout Muslim. Our ardent, yet respectful differences take root in my choice to wear the hijab (Islamic head cover), which puts me in a rather unconventional position in both my personal and professional life. While in the Western world the hijab ...

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