Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring

Book Reviews -- AIDS Prevention and Services: Community Based Research by Johannes P. Vanvugt
VANVUGT. Johannes P., AIDS PREVENTION AND SERVICES: Community Based Research. Westport, CT: The Greenwood Press, 1994, 285 pp., $59.95 hardcover, $19.95 softcover.In the edited volume, AIDS Prevention and Services: Community Based Research, Johannes...
Book Reviews -- Bridging the Silence: Nonverbal Modalities in the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Susan Simonds
SIMONDS, Susan, BRIDGING THE SILENCE: Nonverbal Modalities in the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Evanston, Illinois: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1994, 203 pp., $27.00 hardcover.People who have been sexually abused often have...
Book Reviews -- Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature by Greta Gaard
GAARD, Greta, ed., ECOFEMINISM: Women, Animals, Nature. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press, 1993, 331 pp., $ 44.95 hardcover, $19.95 softcover.Ecofeminism is a theory that springs from various fields of feminist inquiry and activism,...
Book Reviews -- Family Land and Development in St Lucia by Christine Barrow
BARROW, Christine, FAMILY LAND AND DEVELOPMENT IN ST. LUCIA. (Monograph Series No 1.) Cave Hill , Barbados: Institute of Social and Economic Development, The Press - University of the West Indies, 1992, 83pp, $16.00 softcover.This monograph is the first...
Book Reviews -- Family Tightrope: The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans by Nazli Kibria
KIBRIA, Nazli, FAMILY TIGHTROPE: The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993, 184 pp. $24.95 hardcover, $12.95 softcover.This book is a very welcome addition to several literatures. While it focuses specifically...
Book Reviews -- from Punishment to Doing Good: Family Courts and Socialized Justice in Ontario, 1880-1940 by Dorothy E. Chunn
CHUNN, Dorothy, E., FROM PUNISHMENT TO DOING GOOD: Family Courts and Socialized Justice in Ontario, 1880 - 1940. Toronto, Ontario: Toronto University Press; 1992, 249pp., $17.95 hardcover, $5.00 softcover.This is an excellent, well researched and significant...
Book Reviews -- Gerontological Social Work: An Annotated Bibliography Edited by Iris Parham
PARHAM, Iris, ed., GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: The Greenwood Press, 1993, 224pp., $49.95 hardcover.What is the purpose of an annotated bibliography? To help scholars, teachers, and practitioners find sources of...
Book Reviews -- Hindu Children in Britain by Robert Jackson and Eleanor Nesbitt
JACKSON, Robert and Eleanor NESBITT, HINDU CHILDREN IN BRITAIN. Staffordshire, England. Trentham Books Ltd, 1993, 228 pp, L 15.95 hardcover.This ethnography essentially traces the life experiences of a dozen Hindu children growing up in Coventry, England...
Book Reviews -- Immigrant and Native Families: The Impact of Immigration on the Demographic Transformation of Western Massachusetts, 1850-1900 by Hilda H. Golden
GOLDEN, Hilda H., IMMIGRANT AND NATIVE FAMILIES: The Impact of Immigration on the Demographic Transformation of Western Massachusetts, 1850-1900. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1994, 259 pp., $38.50 hardcover.This text provides a concise,...
Book Reviews -- Improper Advances: Rape and Heterosexual Conflict in Ontario, 1880-1929 by Karen Dubinsky
DUBINSKY, Karen, IMPROPER ADVANCES: Rape and Heterosexual Conflict in Ontario, 1880-1929. Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 1993, 228 pp., $39.95 hardcover, $14.95 softcover.Historians make one of their greatest contributions when they...
Book Reviews -- International Handbook of Adolescence Edited by Klaus Hurrelmann
HURRELMANN, Klaus, ed., INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF ADOLESCENCE. Westport, CT. & London: Greenwood Press, 1994, 470 pp., $ 95.00 hardcover.This handbook provides national overviews of the situation of youths in thirty-one states. Klaus Hurrelmann's...
Book Reviews -- Their World, Our World: Reflections on Childhood by Kaoru Yamamoto
YAMAMOTO, Kaoru, THEIR WORLD, OUR WORLD: Reflections on Childhood. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993, 188pp., $49.95 hardcover.This is a bizarre little book. The opening chapter summarizes the findings of a cross-national study of school age children's...
Book Reviews -- Women, Education, & Family Structure in India Edited by Mukhopadhyay, Carol Chapnick, and Susan Seymour
MUKOPADHYAY, Carol CHAPNICK and Susan SEYMOUR, eds. WOMEN, EDUCATION, & FAMILY STRUCTURE IN INDIA. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994, 245pp, 454.85 hardcover.This book brings together several excellent studies examining the linkages between gender,...
Book Reviews -- Working Wives and Dual-Earner Families by Rose M. Rubin and Bobye J. Riney
RUBIN, Rose M. and Bobye J. RINEY, WORKING WIVES AND DUAL-EARNER FAMILIES. Westport. CT: Praeger, 1994, 149pp., $49.95 hardcover.The increased labor market participation of married women since the 1970s has been well-documented; however, little research...
Cumulative Fertility in Iran
INTRODUCTIONAfter almost one decade of increasing fertility levels in Iran, there is currently strong support for a fertility control policy by the Government. A family planning program was established in 1989, and it is growing very fast (Aghajanian,...
Do Female-Headed Households Have Different Shelter Needs Than Men? the Case of Monrovia, Liberia
The United Nations' Habitat Program indicates that a major proportion of dwellers in squatter settlements in developing countries are women and children, who represent the poorest households (United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, 1982). A number...
Marriage as a Pure Relationship: Exploring the Link between Premarital Cohabitation and Divorce in Canada
INTRODUCTIONOne of the more puzzling findings in family sociology in recent years has been the strong negative association discovered between premarital cohabitation and marital stability. Contrary to the popular belief that living together before marrying...
Social Disapproval of Wife Assaults: A National Survey of Singapore
Women's rights and, consequently, woman abuse have generated increasing public attention worldwide (Bunch, 1990; Chapman, 1990; Gondolf, 1990). An examination of woman abuse on an international scale highlights the diversity of cultures in which it occurs...
Socioeconomic and Familial Status of Women Associated with Age at First Marriage in Three Islamic Societies
Low socioeconomic status of women is often linked to their relegation to familial roles. This tendency is particularly evident, in, but certainly not limited to Islamic societies. A combination of early -- often arranged -- marriage, high fertility,...
The Status and Specific Problems of Elderly Foreigners in the Federal Republic of Germany
In a Europe of the 1990s, which recently took the first practical step to an economic and political area without borders, labour migration has taken on particular significance. In this process, many states of the European Union can draw on their long-standing...
Well-Being among Caregivers of Indigent Black Elderly
Caring for elderly family members forces caregivers to cope with a number of factors that can take their toll on the caregiver's emotional well-being (Fitting et al., 1986; Zarit, Todd, and Zarit, 1986). The resulting burden can lead to depression, frustration,...
What Do Education and Work Mean? Education, Nonfamilial Work/living Experiences and Premarital Sex for Women in Taiwan
While premarital sex among teenagers is common in present Western societies, the substantial increase in premarital sexual relations and premarital pregnancy in Taiwan during recent decades has surprised people. The 1986 island-wide data show that the...
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