Breaking The Taboo: The Case of Marriage Education Communities in Saudi Arabia

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This study aims to provide a rich description about marriage education communities in Saudi Arabia. The study used silent observation to observe two marriage education communities over a period of more than two years. To report the perceptions of users in relation to their experience in these communities the study also used a descriptive survey which was conducted online using a questionnaire that included mostly open-ended questions. The study concludes that despite the fact that talking about sex is considered shameful according to the Saudi society's culture and tradition, the anonymity and the reduction in the individual awareness of public self, which can make people feel un-inhibited, enabled Saudis to discuss sex online freely and openly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIADIS 2008
Subtitle of host publicationWWW/Internet
Place of PublicationFreiburg, Germany
PublisherIADIS Press
Pages339-343
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Association for Developement of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference - Freiburg, Germany, Germany
Duration: 13 Oct 200815 Oct 2008

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ConferenceInternational Association for Developement of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference
CountryGermany
Period13/10/0815/10/08

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Al-Saggaf, Y. (2008). Breaking The Taboo: The Case of Marriage Education Communities in Saudi Arabia. In IADIS 2008: WWW/Internet (pp. 339-343). Freiburg, Germany: IADIS Press.
Al-Saggaf, Yeslam. / Breaking The Taboo : The Case of Marriage Education Communities in Saudi Arabia. IADIS 2008: WWW/Internet. Freiburg, Germany : IADIS Press, 2008. pp. 339-343
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Al-Saggaf, Y 2008, Breaking The Taboo: The Case of Marriage Education Communities in Saudi Arabia. in IADIS 2008: WWW/Internet. IADIS Press, Freiburg, Germany, pp. 339-343, International Association for Developement of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference, Germany, 13/10/08.

Breaking The Taboo : The Case of Marriage Education Communities in Saudi Arabia. / Al-Saggaf, Yeslam.

IADIS 2008: WWW/Internet. Freiburg, Germany : IADIS Press, 2008. p. 339-343.

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