Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, Spring

AMERICAN INDIVIDUALISMS: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three Neighborhoods
Adrie Kusserow. AMERICAN INDIVIDUALISMS: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three Neighborhoods. Global Publishing at St. Martin's Press, New York. 2004, 207 pp. $24.95 Softcover.Sometimes a provocative book arrives precisely when you need it in your...
Bron Barnett Ingoldsby (11 Jan 1950-18 Oct 2005)
Bron, the son of Norman and Daphine Ingoldby, grew up in Lindsay, California with his twin brother Kirk and siblings Pamela and Todd. He graduated from Lindsay High School and later attended Brigham Young University (B.A. in history with Spanish and...
Contradictions between Traditional Chinese Values and the Actual Performance: A Study of the Caregiving Roles of the Modern Sandwich Generation in Hong Kong*
INTRODUCTIONAn aging population is a worldwide phenomenon primarily caused by declining birth rates and longer life expectancy. In 1975, 5.7% of the Hong Kong population was aged 65 and above. The percentage has been increasing at an alarming rate, up...
Cross-National Variations in Divorce: Effects of Women's Power, Prestige and Dependence*
Despite the widespread interest in the causes and consequences of divorce, relatively few studies have examined marital disruption across societies. This lack of research is especially surprising given the fact that many of the factors studied intensively...
Cultures of Transnational Adoption
Volkonan, Toby (Ed.) CULTURES OF TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION. Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina. 2005, 248pp, $21.95 Softcover.Cultures of Transnational Adoption is a collection of work by noteworthy scholars. Most are anthropologists who have...
Family And/or Work in Europe?
INTRODUCTION'Daddy Day Care' is the title of a film comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, at cinemas 2003. The heading of the film synopsis says: "The dads are in charge. And the kids are all right". The interesting thing about this is that this is (still)...
GROWING TOGETHER: Personal Relationships across the Lifespan
Frieder R. Lang and Karen L. Fingerman (Eds.). GROWING TOGETHER: Personal Relationships across the Lifespan. Cambridge University Press, 2004,414pp. $75.00 hardcover.In Growing Together Frieder Lang, Karen Fingerman and their colleagues set a series...
Household Economic Transformation and Recent Fertility in Emerging Market Economies: China and Vietnam Compared*
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes text missing in the original.)What propels some households, rather than others, to change and adopt new forms of activity? This paper focuses on one possible factor-the event of a birth-in two societies...
Intergenerative Conflicts and Health Hazards in Migrant Families
INTRODUCTIONIn the beginning of the sociology of migration - it has been pointed out - that migration is a special occasion of life - because in an all-embracing way - it changes all aspects of the migrants' lives and demands high converting capacities....
Migration and Fertility Behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa : The Case of Ghana*
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)RESEARCH CONTEXTWhile there are many individual studies on migration and fertility in sub-Saharan Africa, the systematic interaction between them have been less explored. This contrasts...
Polygyny and Its Impact on the Psychosocial Well-Being of Husbands*
Polygynous marriages occur worldwide; in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Asia, and in some communities in Europe and North America (Altman & Ginat, 1996; Broude, 1994). Research on men's perspective regarding polygyny usually focuses on the...
The Art of Managing Everyday Conflict
Fisher, Eric E. and Stephen, Sharp. THE ART OF MANAGING EVERYDAY CONFLICT. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT, 2004,256 pp. $ 22.99 hardcover.The book wants to create understanding of emotions and power struggles and that's the core idea of this text....
Under Siege: Poverty and Crime in a Public Housing Community
Walter S. Dekeseredy, Shahid Alvi, Martin S. Schwartz and Andreas Tomaszewski. UNDER SIEGE: POVERTY AND CRIME IN A PUBLIC HOUSING COMMUNITY. Lexington Books, USA, 2003,182 pp. $24.95 Softcover.An underlying premise of Under Siege is that Canada has concentrations...
VOICES OF COLOR: First Person Narratives of Ethnic Minority Therapists
Rastogi, M. and Wieling, E (Eds.). VOICES OF COLOR: First Person Narratives of Ethnic Minority Therapists. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. 2005, 389 pp. $43.95 Softcover.As a field, family therapy has been primarily shaped by and continues...
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