Invandrarkvinnors syn på fördelar och nackdelar med arrangerade äktenskap : en kvalitativ studie
The study’s purpose was to gain comprehension and knowledge about immigrate women’s vision on benefits respective disadvantages with arranged marriages.
The study’s question at issues was:
(1) How do the women consider that the ideal marriage is suppose to be?
(2) How do the women experience that their vision on marriage has changed in a new culture?
(3) How do the women consider that parents reasons, around the choice of a partner at arranged marriages?
To be able to answer these questions at issues we used a qualitative method where interviews carried out with four immigrated women from four different countries where Islam is widespread religion. Common for these women is that they all are Muslims and that they come from countries where arranged marriages are practiced. They also have concrete experience of arranged marriages, either through themselves or someone they know.
Material from interviews was analysed with a help of patriarchal theory and social constructivism. We have also analysed the material with a theory about culture and a theory about groups. The results of the study showed that the women are mostly positive into arranged marriages. They argue their standpoint with that marriage is an eternal institution that is built on respect and common values. The women see disadvantages in marriages that are built on love because it often leads to divorces when the love is gone.
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