Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, Spring

A Courtship after Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families
Hirsch, Jennifer S., A COURTSHIP AFTER MARRIAGE: SEXUALITY AND LOVE IN MEXICAN TRANSNATIONAL FAMILIES. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 2003.376 pp., $60.00 (cloth), $24.95 (paper).A Courtship after Marriage is an artfully crafted scholarly portrayal...
Brothers and Sisters in India: A Study of Urban Adult Siblings
Ramu,GN. BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN INDIA: A STUDY OF URBAN ADULT SIBLINGS. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, London, Hard Cover, 269 pages, ISBN-13:978-0-8020-9077-5, ISBN-10:0-8020-9077-XProf. G.N.Ramu's timely study, "Brothers and Sisters...
Changing Social Expectations for Work and Family Involvement among Korean Fathers
Recent studies of fatherhood have prioritized men's caregiving experiences alongside men's providing experiences (Lamb, 2000; Pleck, 1997). Fewer studies, however, have explored how this multi-faceted fatherhood is shaped by different cultural contexts...
Changing Transition to Adulthood in Urban Burkina Faso
INTRODUCTIONIn Burkina Faso, like in many other sub-Saharan African countries, the socialization of children into adult life was traditionally marked by a series of symbolic and educational steps and was the responsibility of the entire community. Among...
Experiencing Racism: Differences in the Experiences of Whites Married to Blacks and Non-Black Racial Minorities
Interracial marriages between blacks and majority group members face higher social sanctions than other interracial unions (Herring & Amissah, 1997; Lewis & Yancey, 1995; Spickard, 1989; Yancey, 2003). This higher level of rejection is reflective...
Families in Eastern Europe: Contemporary Perspective in Family Research
Mihaela Robila (Ed.). FAMILIES IN EASTERN EUROPE: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE IN FAMILY RESEARCH. Volume 5, Inc, 2004, pp.276, Price: 97,95 US$ (Hardcover).This anthology examines the impacts of the fall of communism on families in Eastern Europe. Within...
From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work
Thistle, Susan. FROM MARRIAGE TO THE MARKET: THE TRANSFORMATION OF WOMEN'S LIVES AND WORK. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. $19.95.Susan Thistle's extensive research explores the transformation in women's work from the beginning of the...
How Many Melting Pots? Intermarriage, Pan Ethnicity, and the Black/Non-Black Divide in the United States*
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONMarriage choices have long been used to assess the importance of social distinctions such as education, race, religion, and social class. These studies view marriage as a form of social interaction,...
Labour Division and Family Cohesion among Bedouin Flock Raiser Households in Scattered Rural Settlements in the Negev Desert, Southern Israel
INTRODUCTIONThe Negev Desert, 12,500 square km in size, is part of the Sahara-Arabian belt. It borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west, the Sinai Peninsula to the south, the Arava valley to the east, and the 200 mm isohyets to the north. The northern...
Love Styles: A Cross-Cultural Study of British, Indian, and Portuguese College Students
Love is among the most fundamental aspects of the experience of being human. After decades of neglect, science has become infatuated with love. In recent years there has been a major resurgence of interest within social psychology in the subject of love...
Realand Imaginary Fathers: Development, Transference, and Healing
Akhtar, S. and Parens, H. (Eds.). REALAND IMAGINARY FATHERS: DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFERENCE, AND HEALING. Jason Aronson, An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2004, Soft cover, 165 pages.Real and Imaginary Fathers presents to the reader...
Rituals and Patterns in Children's Lives
Jackson, K, M. (Ed.). RITUALS AND PATTERNS IN CHILDREN'S LIVES. The Univensity of Wisconsin Press, 2006, 276 pages. $45.00.Kathy Merlock Jackson, editor of Rituals and Patterns in Children's Lives, introduces this volume by stating that it addresses...
The Cost of War: The Children of Iraq
In late 1970s, Iraq was among the most developed countries in the Middle East, with a sophisticated human infrastructure and the second largest oil reserves in the world. However, the Iraq-Iran war from 1980 to 1988, followed in 1991 by the American...
The Lost Years: Assessing Family Change in St. Petersburg, Russia, between 1983 and 2003*
The transition from communism to capitalism following the breakup of the U.S.S.R. provides a unique opportunity to analyze the impact of radical social change upon 'the relationship.' Within this study, the city of St. Petersburg serves as a laboratory...
The Pace of Fertility Decline in Iran: Finding from the Demographic and Health Survey*
INTRODUCTIONDuring the 1970s many developing countries experienced some transition to lower fertility (Coale, 1983). The size of fertility decline was remarkable in some countries such as those in Southeast Asia (Hirschman and Guest, 1990). On the other...
Working Mothers in Europe: A Comparison of Policies and Practices
Gerhard, U., Knijn, T., and Cheltenham, A. W. (Eds.). WORKING MOTHERS IN EUROPE: A COMPARISON OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES. Edward Elgar Publishing Inc. 2005.Six of the seven essays in this slim volume address maternal practices as well as the more familiar...
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