Researching Moslem-Christian marriages: Extrapolating from mixed-faith couples towards the practices of Convivencia

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Ata, Abe and Furlong, Mark. (2005) Researching Moslem-Christian marriages: Extrapolating from mixed-faith couples towards the practices of Convivencia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy: innovative and contextual approaches to human problems. 26(4), pp. 200 - 209. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1467-8438.2005.tb00675.x
AuthorsAta, Abe and Furlong, Mark
Abstract

Moslem-Christian marriage can be seen as a kind of 'testing place' for examining and appreciating the practices of difference. This article offers a summary from a recent local research project which investigated these relationships [Ata, 2003]. The empirical data from the study was 'milled' for its potential to inform practice, a process that generated four themes that practitioners may find useful in their attempts to design practice approaches that are sensitive to alternative anthropologies. Beginning from the contention that the otherness of those for whom we work can be a mirror for our own cultural and practice assumptions, we extrapolate from these themes to practise with other examples of diversity. It is argued that our efforts to practise with diverse populations will be unengaging, even colonising, unless we are able to denaturalise our own positions.

Year2005
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy: innovative and contextual approaches to human problems
Journal citation26 (4), pp. 200 - 209
PublisherAustralian Academic Press
ISSN0814-723X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1467-8438.2005.tb00675.x
Scopus EID2-s2.0-27844579252
Page range200 - 209
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Place of publicationAustralia
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