Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 3, Summer

BECOMING ASIAN AMERICAN; Second-Generation Chinese and Korean American Identities
KIBRIA, Nazli, BECOMING ASIAN AMERICAN; Second-Generation Chinese and Korean American Identities. Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins University Press, 2002, 217pp., $40.95 hardcover.Kibria's book is a timely and important contribution to the research...
CHANGING GENDER ROLES; Brazilian Immigrant Families in the US/GENDER ROLES AT HOME AND ABROAD; the Adaptation of Bangladeshi Immigrants
DeBIAGGI, Sylvia D. D., CHANGING GENDER ROLES; Brazilian Immigrant Families in the US. New York, NY: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2002, 163 pp., $55.00 hardcover.BALUJA, Kaari P.. GENDER ROLES AT HOME AND ABROAD; The Adaptation of Bangladeshi Immigrants....
CHILDREN. FAMILY AND THE STATE: Decision-Making and Child Participation
THOMAS, Nigel, CHILDREN. FAMILY AND THE STATE: Decision-making and Child Participation. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2001, 242 pp., $65.00 hardcover.With this book, Nigel Thomas aims at an exploratory evaluation of the British system of state care...
Discovering the Welfare State in East Asia
ASPALTER, Christian, editor. DISCOVERING THE WELFARE STATE IN EAST ASIA. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2002, 198 pp., $56.95 hardcover.The book has the aim to describe the Welfare State in East Asia well aware of the fact that these so-called residual...
How Parents Influence the Life Plans of Graduating Chinese University Students*
Students graduating from Chinese universities today enjoy unprecedented freedom of choice in shaping their own futures. True, the security of a guaranteed job has disappeared, but with it has gone the obligation to return to one's hometown to follow...
Ideology and Changing Family Arrangements in Singapore
An eminent mainstream journal of the sociology of the family has only recently taken to publishing articles that challenge the conventional perspective of family studies based on narrow rationalist foundations (Sprey 2000, Allen 2000: 8). Prior to this,...
Immigrant Adolescents' Individual and Environmental Influences on Young Adults' Educational Attainment*
INTRODUCTIONIn the Special Issue of this Journal dedicated to Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Families, Nauck and Settles (2001) examined the new challenges confronting family and migration research. They proposed, for example, that future analyses should...
Inter-Racial Marriages in South Africa*
Scholars have examined the rising rate of inter-ethnic and inter-racial marriage from several different theoretical perspectives. While researchers have used these theories to examine intergroup marriage in some Western societies, we do not have comparable...
Making the Move: Cultural and Parental Influences on Canadian Young Adults' Homeleaving Decisions*
INTRODUCTIONThe decision to leave the parental home is an important life course event that most young adults contemplate during their transition to adulthood. Moreover, homeleaving decisions have undergone dramatic transformation in many Western industrialized...
PERSONNEL PREPARATION IN DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY LIFE; toward Universal Approaches to Support
RACING, J. A., PERSONNEL PREPARATION IN DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY LIFE; Toward Universal Approaches to Support. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 2000, 330 pp., $65.95 hardcover.Racino carefully documents a well-researched account of...
REVITALIZING THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY; an Agenda for Strengthening Marriage
HAWKINS, Alan J., Lyim D. WARDLE and David Orgon COOLIDGE, editors, REVITALIZING THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY; An Agenda for Strengthening Marriage. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002, 216pp., $24.95 softcover.This...
SILENCED ANGELS; the Medical. Legal, and Social Aspects of Shaken Baby Syndrome
PEINKOFER, James R., SILENCED ANGELS; The Medical. Legal, and Social Aspects of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Westport, Connecticut: Auburn House Publishers, 2002, 291 pp., $44.95 hardcover..This has got to be one of the most distressing and sad books I have...
The Experience of Family in Japan and the United States: Working with the Constraints Inherent in Cross-Cultural Research*
An examination of the scientific basis of cross-cultural explanation shows that the necessary logical requirements of such explanation cannot be met with certainty. In the first place, cross-cultural comparisons require that the same thing - the same...
The Family in the Mediterranean Welfare States
NALDINI, Manuela, THE FAMILY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WELFARE STATES. Portland, Oregon: International Specialized Book Services, 2003, 248 pp., $62.50 hardcover.Manuela Naldini examines the influence of a welfare state's institutions on families. She concentrates...
THE PACKAGE DEAL; Marriage. Work and Fatherhood in Men's Lives
TOWNSEND, Nicholas W., THE PACKAGE DEAL; Marriage. Work and Fatherhood in Men's Lives. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002, 264 pp., $19.95 softcover and $64.50 hardcover.Contemporary North American culture, like post-industrial cultures...
"This Is Not Where I Belong!" the Emotional, Ongoing, and Collective Aspects of Couples' Decision Making about Where to Live*
This article explores the topic of decision making in couples and demonstrates that emotions are important in decision making, that decision making does not end when the decision is "made", and that many individuals outside the couple are partner to...
VIOLENCE IN THE LIVES OF BLACK WOMEN; Battered Black and Blue
WEST, Carolyn M., editor, VIOLENCE IN THE LIVES OF BLACK WOMEN; Battered Black and Blue, co-published simultaneously as WOMEN and THERAPY. Volume 25, Numbers 3-4,2002. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2002, 211 pp., $24.95 softcover and $49.95 hardcover.This...
WHAT HAPPENED TO JOHNNIE JORDAN? the Story of a Child Turning Violent
TOTH, JENNIFER, WHAT HAPPENED TO JOHNNIE JORDAN? The Story of a Child Turning Violent. New York, NY: The Free Press, 2002, 291 pp., $25.00 hardcover.This intense narrative account of the life of Johnnie Jordan draws the reader into the experience of...
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