THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF ARRANGED MARRIAGES

In an arranged marriage, the marital partners are chosen by parents, community elders, matchmakers, or religious leaders in an effort to guide young people through the process of finding the right person to marry. Arranged marriages worldwide encompass a wide variety of procedures, cultural customs, length of courtship, as well as the practical and spiritual reasons for the matching of the partners. Generally, such a match is based on considerations other than pre-existing mutual attraction. Traditional arranged marriages became less common in the twentieth century, with the majority of young people in most cultures selecting their own spouse, with or without parental approval…

Pre-writing Task:

  • Arranged Marriages in Pakistan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT84nFhIrjQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7mhFVxteU

Power point:

https://prezi.com/eewseclvbosi/arranged-marriages/

Reading:

  • Arranged Marriages

http://www.culturalindia.net/weddings/arranged-marriage.html

  • Arranged marriage

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Arranged_marriage

http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/culture/features/11621/

Story:

  • Scare the mother, save the child

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-75361d40-67f0-4544-bb29-c9bee5b2251f

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ARRANGED MARRIAGES: VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6rWNCtul_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPyS6bmECPg

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39059380

 

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ARRANGED MARRIAGES: TEXTS

Forced marriages and unforseen consequences:

http://humanevents.com/2008/02/25/forced-marriages-and-unforeseen-consequences/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/world/asia/some-pakistani-women-risk-all-to-marry-for-love.html

http://www.pardesiservices.com/tradition/arrangedmarg.asp

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/razwana-wahid/the-truth-about-arranged-marriages_b_9195292.html

 

 

Writing Task: After you watch the videos and read the texts provided, write an essay discussing the causes and the effects of the arranged marriages on the married couples, the families and the society in general.

 

By Elif Bedir and Emine Taşpınar

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