Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer

A Generation at Risk: Growing Up in an Era of Family Upheaval
AMATO, Paul R. and Alan BOOTH, AGENERATIONAT RISK: GROWING UPINAN ERA OF FAMILY UPHEAVAL. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000, 319 pp., $18.95 softcover. A Generation at Risk provides a thorough examination of how recent changes in American...
Contesting the Rhetoric of 'Black Family Breakdown' from Barbados
"The traditional extended family (parents, children, grandparents and other relatives)... has been replaced by the nuclearfamily (parents and children only) and this has caused 'a breakdown in family life'" (Chairperson, Barbados Committee for International...
Discrepant Parent-Adolescent Views on Family Functioning: Predictors of Poorer Self-Esteem and Problems of Emotion and Behaviour in British and Canadian Adolescents
INTRODUCTION It is well-established in the self-esteem literature that parents, in providing a firm but affectionate environment for their children create the conditions for positive self-regard associated with successful passage through adolescence,...
Dual-Resident Marriages in Thailand: A Comparison of Two Cultural Groups of Women
The advent of urbanization and economic specialization has greatly affected family structure, size, and residence (Adams, 1971; Coontz, 1997). These broad and macro-level changes have greatly affected families not only in the United States and Canada,...
Families and Communes: An Examination of Nontraditional Lifestyles
SMITH, William L., FAMILIES AND COMMUNES: AN EXAMINATION OF NONTRADITIONAL LIFESTYLES. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 1999,159 pp., $24.95 hardcover. Families and Communes is an accessible book on life in American intentional communities....
Intermarriages between Germans and Foreigners in Germany
INTRODUCTION Since the end of World War II the German Federal Republic has been a country of permanent immigration. Germany is comparable with other classical immigration countries in respect to the migration of fugitives (Fluhtlinge) and expelled (Vertriebene),...
Migrant Culture and Changing Face of Family Structure in Lesotho
INTRODUCTION With the discovery of diamonds in the Orange Free State in 1867 and the opening of gold mines in Transvaal in 1886, Basotho men were drawn into the capitalist politic-economic system and have since depended on it. The outmigration was exacerbated...
New Immigrants' Perceptions of Family Life in Origin and Host Cultures: In-Group and Out-Group Favoritism Effect
INTRODUCTION Immigration is a phenomenon which requires adaptation to a new, culturally unfamiliar environment that generates a high level of uncertainty. Knowledge of different aspects of the host culture is one of the essential conditions required...
Profiling Canada's Family II
The Vanier Institute of the Family, PROFILING CANADA'S FAMILY II. Toronto, Ontario: The Vanier Institute of the Family, 2000,187 + xiii pp., $30.00 softcover. Over much of the last century the family, as one of the oldest institutions in Canadian society,...
Responsible Parenthood: Decriminalizing Contraception in Canada
APPLEBY, Brenda Margaret, RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD: DECRIMINALIZING CONTRACEPTION IN CANADA. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 1999,301 pp., $24.95 softcover / $60.00 hardcover. Reviewed by: ANNETTE BURFOOT* Brenda Margaret Appleby provides...
Shame in Korean Families
It could be argued that shame is a common feeling and concept across cultures so that knowing how shame is expressed, understanding the meanings of shame, understanding its sociocultural context, and knowing how it is dealt with in one culture would...
The Hutterite Family in Transition
Since the mid 1980's I have been studying the Hutterite family. I have developed personal relationships with members of various Lehrerleut and Dariusleut colonies in Alberta, Montana and Washington. Through interviews and observation I have concluded...
Women, Families, & HIV/AIDS: A Sociological Perspective on the Epidemic in America
CAMPBELL, Carole, WOMEN, FAMILIES, & HIV/AIDS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 257 pp., $18.95 softcover / $49.95 hardcover. In the past two decades both the political right and...
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