Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, January/February

Broken Mirrors: The 'Dowry Problem' in India
Robin Wyatt with Nazia Masood. Broken Mirrors: The 'Dowry Problem' in India. Delhi: Sage 2010.272 pages, ISBN: 9788132105039.Broken Mirrors, by Robin Wyatt and Nazia Masood, makes an important contribution to our understanding of Indian family relationships....
"By Tenderness and Flattery": Construction and Reconstruction of 'Cultural Difference' in Research on Intermarriage
INTRODUCTIONIn Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," the British servant Blondchen teaches the Turkish guardian of the harem Osmin the British rules of seduction: "this never ending squabbling, ordering and grumbling. Girls are treated differently...
Czech and Slovak Family Patterns and Family Values in Historical, Social and Cultural Context
INTRODUCTIONThe family has long been regarded as a stable and essentially unchanged institution that does not alter its shape, internal organization or habits and changes in their environment offsets. However, family-like other social institutions-is...
Disembedding the Traditional Family: Grounded Theory and the Study of Family Change among Mangor and Gaverk Tribes of Iranian Kurdistan
INTRODUCTIONOver the past few decades, the institution of the family has experienced considerable changes and transformations in many societies across the world. Such changes may be attributed to an array of factors, including declines in infertility...
Editor's Comments
There are many ways to organize any given issue of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies. The organization of articles is important in that it is our attempt to create a unified intellectual picture from what are often diverse and unique contributions...
"I Only Have to Ask Him and He Does It." Active Fatherhood and (Perceptions of) Division of Family Labour in Slovenia
INTRODUCTIONWestern countries have been witnessing significant changes in the area of family life and care in the last few decades, along with the processes of relocation of care (Sevenhuijsen, 2003), e.g., from women to men and from the private to the...
Key Concepts in Family Studies
Jane Ribbens McCarthy and Rosalind Edwards. Key Concepts in Family Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2011). 247 pages, ISBN: 9781412920063.The broad field of family studies comprises a variety of disciplines, theoretical traditions and methodological...
The Effects of Psychological Distress, Work, and Family Stressors on Child Behavior Problems
INTRODUCTIONEach year, thousands of children experience behavior problems resulting from their environmental influences, school and peer interactions, home and family settings, or any combination of these situational occurrences. Regardless of developmental...
The Repercussions of Marriage Breakdowns on Housing Preferences: An Empirical Research Study in Spain
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, single-parent households have become one of the fastest-growing family structures, and there are now over four million such families in the European Union; nevertheless, their specific accommodation needs have received little...
The Role of Family Typology on Mental Health, Positive and Negative Emotions, Self-Esteem, and Wife Physical Abuse in an Iranian Sample
INTRODUCTIONFamilies have several types and these distinctive models would have specific insinuations on mental health, emotions, physical abuse and self-esteem of their members. Prang and colleagues ( 1992) were suggested that family psychosocial functioning...
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