Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 3, May/June

Divorce and Adult Children's Perceptions of Family Obligations
INTRODUCTIONFamily members are an important source of informal support to each other (Brandt, Haberkern and Szydlik, 2009; Grundy, 2008). Many parents continue to play a supportive role in the lives of their adult children after they have left the parental...
Editor's Comments
It is sometimes difficult to envision common themes across research articles within any given issue of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies. This is not the case with the current issue number three. Indeed, it is serendipitous that the papers accepted...
Family Rituals: Mapping the Postmodern Family through Time, Space and Emotion
We are what we celebrate. Amitai Etzioni (2004)INTRODUCTIONThe sociological recent theorization on deinstitutionalization, individualization and risk (Bauman, 2003; Beck & Beck-Gernsheim, 1995; Beck-Gernsheim, 2002; Giddens, 1992) is filled with...
Freer Unions, More Complex Itineraries? Male Premarital Life in Rural Mali
INTRODUCTIONIn recent decades, the transition to adulthood has been recognized as a period of life marked by complexity and uncertainty. The lengthening of the period of youth and the dissociation of the stages of transition to adulthood (sexual initiation,...
From Strangers to Spouses: Early Relational Dialectics in Arranged Marriages among Muslim Families in Lebanon
INTRODUCTIONAlthough restrictions over gender relations in Lebanon have relaxed over the years and romantic marriage has largely become the norm in most of the country's communities (Dafer, 2003), arranged marriage survives in the capital Beirut today,...
How Love Emerges in Arranged Marriages: Two Cross-Cultural Studies
INTRODUCTIONAmericans, and perhaps Westerners in general, are demanding when it comes to love, and they are becoming increasingly so. In the past, many Americans were willing to marry without love; now most Americans see romantic love as a precondition...
Is Men's Share of Housework Reduced by 'Gender Deviance Neutralization'? Evidence from Seven Countries
INTRODUCTIONThis paper combines sociological and economic analysis of household behaviour, to study the division of unpaid housework within the family Regarding household decisions, mainstream economists and many sociologists have some common ground:...
Relationship Dissolution and Time on Housework
INTRODUCTIONOne of the major changes to occur in family life over the last several decades in Australia, and most other developed western nations, has been the increase in the rate of relationship dissolution (Cherlin, 1992; de Vaus, 2004). Around one-third...
Reproductive Technologies as Global Form: Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices, and Transnational Encounters
Michi Knecht, Maren Klotz, and Stefan Beck (eds.). Reproductive Technologies as Global Form: Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices, and Transnational Encounters. Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, (2012). 386 pages, ISBN 9783593391007.Reproductive Technologies...
Understanding Families: A Global Introduction
Linda McKie and Samantha Callan. Understanding Families: A Global Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2012). 246 pages, ISBN: 9781847879325.In their new family text, "Understanding Families: A Global Introduction," McKie and Callan provide...
Understanding Family Meanings: A Reflective Text
Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Megan Doolittle and Shelley Day Sclater. Understanding Family Meanings: A Reflective Text. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, University of Bristol (2012). 287 pages, ISBN 9781447301134. First published in 2008 by The Open University.The...
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