Experience of Contemporary Russian Muslim Polygamous Families: Narrative Analysis

Svetlana V. Lurie
2017 Journal of Siberian Federal University  
The article investigates the polygamous family of modern Russian Muslims. It also deals with the perception of polygamy by the Muslims brought up in modern Russian society, the emotions which the Russian Muslims, men and women, experience, the motives they are driven by. These issues are considered through the example of materials from islam.ru website for 2009 -2015. The author comes to the conclusion that the current Russian Muslim society hardly realizes the idea of polygamy. The public
more » ... my. The public assessment of this phenomenon is rather negative than positive. This is partly due to the experience of the Soviet and Russian system of education and training with its specific individualism and self-importance of women in the family and society, the romanticizing of love and marriage, as well as the existence of the system of education in the context of the Christian tradition in Russia, with its view of marriage as a sacred union of one man and one woman.
doi:10.17516/1997-1370-0059 fatcat:dpqypcpc7be7bb6yxtfzpxda7e