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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A personal narrative: A lost and found identity—arranged marriages
by Abraham, Aziza, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 61; 1466078
Abstract (Summary)

This narrative maps the role of agency in the form of resilience in the life of a young Palestinian girl who was forced into marriage at the age of 16. It chronicles this author's personal and social maturation relative to how she endured the indifference of her own family to her own personal aspirations and to her abusive marriage. Subsequently, she departed with her children and finally achieved the desideratum to live a self-directed life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jimenez, Jillian
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1466078
ISBN: 978-1-109-16348-3
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