Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 6, November/December

A Theoretical Introduction to Family and Mobility
INTRODUCTIONI will here present a theoretical outline in order to reach a better understanding of migration. My theoretical perspective might not suit all of you and I am aware that some of you might disagree with my view. That is fine with me since...
Babushka in the Holy Land: Being a Russian-Israeli Grandmother in Israel Today
INTRODUCTIONIn this paper I explore the self-definition of women who are now Israeli babushkas, ("grandmothers" in Russian), that is, women who migrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union (F.S.U.) over the past two decades as members of return-migrant...
Displaying Families, Migrant Families and Community Connectedness: The Application of an Emerging Concept in Family Life
INTRODUCING THE CONCEPT OF 'DISPLAYING FAMILIES'Contemporary family researchers (Chambers, 2012; McKie and Callan, 2012) have acknowledged that the diversity in current family forms means a closer focus on the processes of intimacy rather than on familial...
Financial Transfers between Adult Children and Parents in Migrant Families from the Former Soviet Union
INTRODUCTIONIn modem ageing societies, families face new challenges: The increases in absolute numbers and proportions of elderly people and in life expectancy have led to welfare system reforms that especially affect intergenerational relationships...
Introduction to the Special Issue
We had the honour of organizing ISA RC06 seminar in Lithuania two times: the topic of 1993 seminar was "Rapid Social Change and Family." It was supported by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology under the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. In 2013,...
Long Distance Commuting and Couple Satisfaction in Israel and United States: An Exploratory Study
INTRODUCTIONMobility is a normal part of social life. Mobility may involve one person or many, be temporary or permanent, occur once or multiple times, involve short or long distances, and be voluntary or involuntary (Castles, 2012). Mobility by family...
"My Filipina Is from Ghana:" Transnational Migration, Nannies and Family Life
INTRODUCTIONThe title quote "My Filipina is from Ghana was provided to me by Jan Trost. He overheard two women in Israel talking about their respective home care workers. The quote calls attention to the increased number of women serving as home care...
Silence, Memory and Migration
INTRODUCTIONWhen moving from one country to another, one is faced with a situation where at least two social realities are included. One is related to the country emigrating from; the other is connected to the new beginning in the country moving to....
The Development of the Outline for Migrant Family Research: The Case of Lithuania
INTRODUCTIONThe article introduces the outline for migrant family research2. It consists of two parts: in the first part of the article, I discuss social, empirical and theoretical premises that lead me to further research of families touched by migration...
The Politics of Bi-Nationality in Couple Relationships: A Case Study of European Bi-National Couples in Manchester
INTRODUCTIONWith the debordering of Europe and the development of intra-European mobility, the number of bi-national couples formed by European nationals is on the rise (Gaspar, 2009, 2012; Kofinan, 2004). Whilst the national and European authorities...
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