Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter

A HISTORY OF CHILDREN: A Socio-Cultural Survey across the Millennia
COLON, A. R. with P. A. COLON, A HISTORY OF CHILDREN : A Socio-Cultural Survey Across the Millennia. Westport. Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 2001, 565pp., $99.95 hardcover..This book, 15 years in the making, is truly a massive tour de force. A History...
Attachment Relationships between Korean Young Adult Daughters and Their Mothers
Attachment behavior is overt behavior by which the child attempts to maintain physical closeness and contact with the mother or primary caregiver. The existence of an internal state of attachment is inferred from attachment behavior. In attachment theory,...
CAMBODIAN REFUGEES' PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS: Developing A Bi-Cultural Identity
CANNIFF, Julie G, CAMBODIAN REFUGEES' PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS: Developing A Bi-Cultural Identity. New York, NY: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2001,312pp., $75.00 hardcover..As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, with immigrants and refugees from...
Dying and Death in Canada
NORTHCOTT, Herbert C. and Donna M. WILSON, DYING AND DEATH IN CANADA. Aurora, Ontario: Garamond Press, 2001, 189pp., $24.95 softcover.Dying and Death in Canada provides a thorough overview of all aspects of death and dying in Canada. The book is divided...
Family Transformations and the Well-Being of Children: Recent Evidence from Canadian Longitudinal Data
INTRODUCTIONYoung children are completely dependent upon others for their well being. The ability to cope with economic uncertainty and/or family change varies by age, with childhood clearly a vulnerable stage of the life cycle. Correspondingly, the...
How the Socio-Cultural Context Shapes Women's Divorce Experience in Hong Kong
BACKGROUND AND FRAMEWORKThe rising trend of divorce is a world-wide phenomenon. The impact of divorce can be felt by all parties concerned: the couple involved, the children, the families of origin, their work place, and social circle. Because of this...
International Migration and Men's Marriage in Western Mexico
Recent decades have witnessed a continuous flow of Mexican migration to the U.S. In 2000,7.8 million foreign-born Mexicans resided in the U.S. This represents an increase of 7 million or 875 percent from the 0.8 million foreign born Mexicans residing...
Kinkeeping and Caregiving: Contributions of Older People in Immigrant Families*
Many immigrant families in the U.S. contain transnational older people who maintain loyalties to their homeland and to the homes of their American children. These dual commitments give rise to a unique life style among seniors who move between kin in...
LIVES IN CONTEXT: The Art of Life History Research
COLE, Arda L. and J. Gary KNOWLES, eds., LIVES IN CONTEXT: The Art of Life History Research. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2001,272pp., $ 22.95 softcover/ $39.95 hardcover.Lives in Context comes at a time when life history and narrative research...
Psychometric Properties of the Intergenerational Congruence in Immigrant Families: Child Scale in Chinese Americans*
(Son): I am a different generation. Things aren't the same here, things are different. (Father). How different? You mean you don't have to work anymore? (Son) Of course, I want to work. I want to be a writer...This is...the path I have chosen to follow...(and)...
PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE ASIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Diversity within Diversity
CHOI, Namkee G., ed., PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE ASIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Diversity Within Diversity. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc., 2001, 340pp., $39.95 softcover/ $69.95 hardcover..This book is geared toward students, social services/healthcare/mental...
Taking Stock of America's Attitudes on Cultural Diversity: An Analysis of Public Deliberation on Multiculturalism, Assimilation and Intermarriage*
INTRODUCTIONSince America's inception, both social scientists and the public have grappled with the issues associated with racial and ethnic inclusion. In 1835, when commenting on American race relations, de Tocqueville (1900:361) proposed that the presence...
THE ESSENTIAL DAUGHTER: Changing Expectations for Girls at Home
COLLINS, Mary. THE ESSENTIALDAUGHTER: Changing Expectations for Girls at Home. 1797 to the Present. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2002,184 pp., $39.95 hardcover.In The Essential Daughter readers are asked to look back in history for insight...
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