Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 3, May/June

Comparing Family Memories in France and Germany: The Production of History(ies) within and through Kin Relations
INTRODUCTIONThis article proposes a methodological and theoretical interrogation on how to analyze family memories. It is the product of a Franco-German collective research project on family memories that has been conducted at the Ecole Normale Supérieure...
Constructing Educational Resilience: The Developmental Trajectory of Vulnerable Taiwanese Youth
INTRODUCTIONOver the past two decades, family researchers have paid attention to the developmental trajectory of adolescents growing up in disadvantaged families. Research reports have brought encouraging imptication in that among different outcomes...
Genealogy and Archaeology: Analyzing Generational Positioning in Historical Narratives
INTRODUCTIONThe field of Memory Studies in respect to the Second World War and the Holocaust comprises research on how the past is constructed, transmitted and used in pubUc as well as in personal interpretations, narratives and practices. With increasing...
Guest Editors' Comments
This special issue is an outcome of the seminar: Families and Memories arranged in Oslo, Norway, June 15-17, 2009. The seminar was part of the annual seminars arranged by Committee on Family Research (CFR) in the name of the International Sociological...
Historical Testimony and Social Transformation on Memory Processes in Farmer and Steelworker Families in Luxembourg
FAMILIAL MEMORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE"National memory culture" has become an important research topic in recent years-in the small country of Luxembourg as well as elsewhere, as is proven by the recent pubücation of a comprehensive study on Luxembourgish...
Locating Family in Cultural Memory Studies
INTRODUCTIONCultural memory studies addresses the question of how the "past" is created and recreated within sociocultural contexts.1 The broad spectrum of its research questions ranges from the social shape of individual memory to the dynamics of conversational...
Love and Life in Southwestern Japan: The Story of a One-Hundred-Year-Old Lady
INTRODUCTIONThe lives of Japanese women in the early modern period run counter to the stereotyped image of the Asian woman as being dependent on men and as having their sexual activity severely restricted. Hinduism taught that women bring dishonour on...
Maintaining Family Memories through Symbolic Action: Young Adults' Perceptions of Family Rituals in Their Families of Origin
INTRODUCTIONIn their groundbreaking work, published sixty years ago, Bossard and Boll (1950) drew the attention to rimais as important role players in family functioning-being promoters of stability in daily family life as well as challenging times of...
Memories of Home: Family in the Diaspora
INTRODUCTIONIn this article I wish to reflect on some theoretical issues that arise from a study related to the role of the maternal in diasporic identification. The focus of this study, which was carried out over a number of years, was the daughters...
Memory Work: Exploring Family Life and Expanding the Scope of Family Research
MEMORIES WE LIVE BYIn most cultures remembrance is cultivated both individually and collectively. In famuies we teU and reteU family memories to knit us together, to help us negotiate and shape the aims and functioning of our family unit. And we are...
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