Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A journal emphasizing research concerning cross-cultural families for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, 2012

Beliefs on Parenting and Childhood in India
INTRODUCTIONIn the investigation of parent-child interactions, studies on parent-child relationships, parent attitudes, discipline methods and their impact on children's development have been the primary areas of research. Developmental researchers in...
Changing Family Forms, Patterns and Emerging Challenges within the South African Indian Diaspora
INTRODUCTIONCalcutta and Madras may be dubbed the "coolie catchment" centers for the British colonial trade in indentured labor destined for the southern tip of Africa. It was a weathered form of slavery based on voluntary contractual labor relationship-a...
Fertility Decline and Family Change in India: A Demographic Perspective*
INTRODUCTIONIndia's high fertility has been a subject of concern among scholars and policy makers since the early days of demography. Malthus (1872) was profoundly influenced by India's decgraphic situation in the 19th century and had considerable influence...
Guest Editor Comments
The papers in this volume present a wide range of dimensions of the Indian family .These are not just about changes and trends but about the ways the Indian family is found in various places, drawing on studies from different parts of the world.Bali...
Hindu Transnational Families: Transformation and Continuity in Diaspora Families
INTRODUCTIONThe family is one of the essential elements in maintaining balance and social cohession in the diaspora. 3 Family ties emerge as cne of the fcundaticnal elarents in the transnational spectrum, through Wnich nerbers build their cultural references....
Matriliny, Patriliny and the Postmodern Condition: Complexities of "Family" in Kerala
INTRODUCTIONIn discussions of the family in Kerala, a southern State in India, the term "the matrilineal family" figures very often despite the fact that patrilineal family also co-existed and that matriliny itself has had its regional variants in the...
Men's Experiences of Depression and the Family's Role in Gender Socialization: A Phenomological Study from Urban South India
INTRODUCTIONThe central premise of this study is that men's experiences of egression and the family's role in gender socialization are not addressed adequately, pression has bean used to convey an affect, a predicament, a symptom, a disease, or an illness...
The Bene Israel Indian Jewish Family in Transnational Context
INTRODUCTIONThe study of the Indian family is not as commonplace as it used to be. The sociological focus has naturally moved to studies of gender in the wake of the feminist revolution and the influnece of W estemization. Surprisingly, just as the Indian...
The Indian Family: Needs for a Revisit
INTRODUCTIONThe family as an integrated and functional unit of society has for a considerable period of time captured the attention and imagination of researchers. Eue to the multiplicity of characteristics possessed by the family, research continues...
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