Volume 11, Issue 3 (2004)                   IQBQ 2004, 11(3): 123-132 | Back to browse issues page

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Mousavi S K. Power & Leadership in Iranian Family; A Sociological Approach. IQBQ. 11 (3) :123-132
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-5302-en.html
Kiev National University
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People usually associate power with military force, multinational corporations, as well as ele-vated political positions. However, marriage and family are not exempted from power strug-gles too; couples often encounter power issues. Present article discusses power in families with focussing on power between married partners or conjugal power.The paper also high-lights some of the questions like, what are the sources of conjugal power? what are the deci-sion-making areas? what are the analytical models of power relation among Iranian fami-lies?and tries to find out answer of these questions. At the beginning, it discusses some classic theories and studies about decision making in marriage and family life and then look at what new generations of social scientists say about conjugal power. Finally, taking advantage of document and comparative analysis as the main methods used in this paper, it tries to exam-ine the structure of power relations in Iranian contemporary family.
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Received: 2010/06/16 | Accepted: 2004/06/15 | Published: 2010/06/16

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