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The Impact of Globalisation on Society and Culture in Qatar

Al-Ammari, B. and Romanowski, M. H.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 24, Issue 4, December 2016

Keywords: Globalisation, Qatar, Gulf Cooperation Council, family, culture

Published on: 22 Nov 2016

The discovery of oil and the economic development and growth that followed has placed Gulf Countries on the fast path to urbanisation and modernisation, bringing an impact on traditional family relations and functions. In particular, Qatar has experienced rapid and radical changes that are clearly shaping the family structure because of modernisation. Hence, one could argue traditional ways of life are under assault from modernisation and Westernisation. In order to examine the changes and the impact of modernisation on Qatari families, it is vital to examine the perspectives of Qatari citizens and their thoughts about particular elements of their lives that are affected by modernisation. There are a few studies that examine Qataris' perspectives. This descriptive study analyses 997 completed questionnaires from Qatari families as they present their perceptions of the influence of modernisation on themselves and their families. The findings present perceived changes occurring regarding the many areas of family life in Qatar.

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