Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 6, 2011

Chinese Similes and Metaphors for Family
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)INTRODUCTIONA simile is a figure of speech likening one thing to another (cf. Rosenblatt, 1994, p. 13)-for example, "kindergartens are like zoos" or "therapists are like friends who ask good questions."...
Contact, Congregations, and Children of Color: The Effects of Interracial Contact in Religious Settings on Whites' Attitudes towards Transracial Adoption
INTRODUCTIONResearch examining the racial attitudes of white Americans has on multiple occasions substantiated a positive relationship between interracial contact in religious institutions and favorable attitudes towards interracial marriage (Johnson...
Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in a Cross-National Perspective
Judith Tieas and SonjaDrobniè, Eds. DIVIDINGTHE DOMESTIC: MEN, WOMEN, AND HOUSEHOLD WORK IN A CROSS-NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010, 261 pp., $50.00, ISBN 13: 978-0-8047-6357-8.In their positions as editors, Treas and Drobniè...
Does Social Embeddedness Influence Union Formation Choices among the Turkish and Moroccan Second Generation in the Netherlands?1
INTRODUCTIONIn the Netherlands-like in other European countries-the majority of Moroccan and Turkish children of labor migrants that entered the countiy in the 1960s and 1970s are now entering adulthood. This life phase is marked by a range of transitions...
Editor's Comments
This issue is replete with various allusions to immigration, tradition and adjustment. In that sense this issue shares familiar terrain with many previous issues. This sixth issue, however, moves us significantly closer to an overview of what is happening...
Ethnographic Family Research: Predicaments and Possibilities of Doing Fieldwork on Intergenerational Relations in Singapore
INTRODUCTIONKinship has long been a focal interest of anthroplogy. A number of classic ethnographies on kinship in traditional and small-scale societies have been written primarily, albeit not exclusively, on non- Western settings (e.g., Briggs, 1970;...
Family Adaptability, Cohesion and Anxiety during Pediatric Hospitalization: Differences between Populations of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Origin1
INTRODUCTIONFor some time, the process of hospitalization has been frequently associated with emotional distress both in the patients themselves and in their families (Coyne, 2006; Guttmann, Dick and To, 2004; Sloper, 2000).Some of the variables which...
Family Configurations: A Structural Approach to Family Diversity
Eric D. Widmer. FAMILY CONFIGURATIONS: A STRUCTURAL APPROACH TO FAMILY DIVERSITY. Ashgate Publishing Limited, Burlington, VT., 167 pgs. ISBN 978-0-7546-7679 (hardback) ISBN 978-0-7546-9350-5 (ebook), 2010. $99.95.As one who lived through numerous "structural"...
Joint Physical Custody and Communication with Parents: A Cross-National Study of Children in 36 Western Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONThe children of divorced parents in Western societies generally live with their mothers and visit their nonresident fathers on a regular or irregular basis. Such arrangements are consistent with the...
Parenting in Immigration: Experiences of Mothers and Fathers from Eastern Europe Raising Children in the United States
INTRODUCTIONImmigration and acculturation to a host country influence immigrants' childrearing practices and parent-child relationships. Immigrant parents face the challenge of directing their children's development in a new, unfamiliar context and deciding...
Post Migration Changes in Iranian Immigrants' Couple Relationships in Canada
INTRODUCTIONInternational immigration is a major life episode that forces a redefinition of identity and self. Vattimo (1992) and Melucci (1989) suggest that migration challenges one's veiy sense of reality, as what was once the reality of life and relationships...
Quest for Harmony: The Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life
Chuan-Kang Shih QUEST FOR HARMONY: THE MOSO TRADITIONS OF SEXUAL UNION AND FAMILY LIFE. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010, 345 pages, $65 US (cloth). ISBN: 978-0-8047-6199-4.Quest for Harmony is an ethnography of the Moso, a minority people...
The Impact of Marital Discord of Parents on Taiwanese Adolescents' Academic Achievement: The Mediating and Moderating Effect of Maternal Parenting Practice
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONThe Importance of Adolescents' Academic AchievementSocial scientists, policymakers, educators, and parents often emphasize educational success for adolescents because unsuccessful academic achievement...
The Influence of the Socioeducational Environment on Marriage Formation in Morocco1
INTRODUCTIONThere is no doubt that the family is the bedrock upon which Moroccan society is based. It exerts a determining influence, not only as a unit of reproduction but also as a binding force among its members, and especially as a cell for social...
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