Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, Spring

Child Honoring: How to Turn This World Around
Cavoukian, R. and S. Olfman (Eds.). CHILD HONORING: HOW TO TURN THIS WORLD AROUND. Praeger Publishers, 2006, 278 pp., $29.95 USA.Raffi, well known children's troubadour, has developed his child-first approach into a simple philosophy that centers our...
Comparative Patterns of Interracial Marriage: Structural Opportunities, Third-Party Factors, and Temporal Change in Immigrant Societies
INTRODUCTIONPatterns of mate selection exhibit remarkable cross-cultural and sub-cultural variation (see Hamon and Ingoldsby, 2003; Qian, 1997). The specific nature of the contact between groups in each society creates unique patterns of inequality,...
Determinants of Birth Interval Dynamics in Kohgylooye and Bovairahmad Province, Iran
INTRODUCTIONIn most developing countries, research on fertility largely examines the causes and consequences of total fertility, either complete or incomplete. Less attention has been paid to the timing of births. Timing nonetheless, has been shown to...
Differences between European Americans and African Americans in the Association between Child Obesity and Disrupted Parenting
INTRODUCTIONThe rate of obesity among children has more than doubled the past 30 years (Berkowitz and Stunkard 2002) increasing concern about its physical and emotional health consequences (Braet, Mervielde, and Vandereycken 1997; DeJong and Kleck 1986)....
Divorce: A Structural Problem Not Just a Personal Crisis
INTRODUCTIONUrbanization has transformed societies globally and its impact is not only apparent in the infrastructure of these countries, but also in the everyday life of the individuals. Two factors that have been essential in the modernization of societies...
Family Life in 20th Century America
Coleman, Marilyn, Lawrence H. Ganong, and Kelly Warzinik. FAMILY LIFE IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICA. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 2007. 324 pp. $65.00 US. ISBN 13:978-0-313-33656-9 ISBN 10:0-313-33356-4.A major strength of this book in the Greenwood...
Family Welfare: Gender Property, and Inheritance since the Seventeenth Century
Green, David R. and Owens Alastair (Eds.). FAMILY WELFARE: GENDER PROPERTY, AND INHERITANCE SINCE THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Praeger Publishers 2004, Westport.Hearing the word "welfare", social scientists usually think of the state as the main provider...
"I Hardly Understand English, But.": Mexican Origin Fathers Describe Their Commitment as Fathers despite the Challenges of Immigration
INTRODUCTIONLatinos are the largest and most rapidly growing immigrant minority group in the U.S. (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2005). Of this group, every year over half a million individuals migrate from Mexico to the U.S. (OISDHS, 2003). The majority...
International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools
Hamon, Raeann R. (Ed.) INTERNATIONAL FAMILY STUDIES: DEVELOPING CURRICULA AND TEACHING TOOLS. Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Press, Inc., 2006.This edited volume is a comprehensive look at a number of ways to internationalize family science curricula,...
In the Eyes of God: How Attachment Theory Informs Historical and Contemporary Marriage and Religious Practices among Abrahamic Faiths
INTRODUCTIONJudaism, Christianity, and Islam represent three of the greatest religious traditions in the world. Each is unique, and yet each also contains a shared amalgamation of religious traditions, dogmas, rituals, and conflicts (Crim, 1989). Contemporary...
Mutuality Matters: Family, Faith and Just Love
Anderson, Herbert, Edward Foley, Bonnie Miller-McLemore and Robert Schreiter (Eds.). MUTUALITY MATTERS: FAMILY, FAITH AND JUST LOVE. Toronto: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.Almost sixty years ago, Simone de Beauvoir wrote: "The whole of feminine history...
Race and Family: A Structural Approach
Coles, Roberta L. RACE AND FAMILY: A STRUCTURAL APPROACH. Sage Publications. ISBN 0-7619-8864-5.This textbook, written primarily for American students at the college or university level, offers insights into contemporary American culture, provides an...
Reciprocity Revisited: Give and Take in Dutch and Immigrant Families
INTRODUCTIONThe idea that reciprocity is the basic principle underlying forms of social organization, among which the family, is as old as classical anthropology and sociology. The essence of the principle is that giving prompts receiving, thereby creating...
The Factors Associated with Adolescent Marriages and Outcomes of Adolescent Pregnancies in Mardin Turkey
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, adolescent pregnancy has become an important life-threatening issue worldwide. One in every 10 births in the world today is to a mother who is still a child herself, and complications of pregnancy and childbirth claim the...
The Impact of Migration on Marital Relationships: A Study of Ethiopian Immigrants in Toronto
INTRODUCTIONMuch research has examined the effect of migration upon individual psychological and sociocultural adaptation (Karasz, 2005; Ahmad, et al., 2004; Boyd & Grieco, 2003; Darvishpour, 2002). The former is commonly associated with psychological...
The Politics of the Personal in Feminist Family Therapy: International Examinations of Family Policy
Prouty Lyness, Anne M. (Ed.).THE POLITICS OF THE PERSONAL IN FEMINIST FAMILY THERAPY: INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS OF FAMILY POLICY. New York: The Haworth Press, 2005.184 pp. $37.95 (h), $17.95 (p).As family therapists we must carefully consider the broader...
"Until Our Hearts Are on the Ground": Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth
Lavell-Harvard, D.M. and J. Corbiere Lavell (Eds.). "UNTIL OUR HEARTS ARE ON THE GROUND": ABORIGINAL MOTHERINQ OPPRESSION, RESISTANCE AND REBIRTH. Toronto: Demeter Press. (2006). $29.95 (p).Historically, the subjugation of Aboriginal women in Canadian...
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