Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer

Attitudes towards Gender Roles and Gender Role Behaviour among Urban, Rural, and Farm Populations in Slovenia
INTRODUCTIONHistorically, researchers from various social disciplines (sociologists, geographers, demographers and others) have observed important differences between urban and rural populations in many parts of today's developed countries. Compared...
Between Harmony and Conflicting Interests: Gendered Marital Negotiations in Hungarian Post-Socialist Farm Family Enterprises*
INTRODUCTIONIn a large proportion of the new farm family enterprises that grew up in the post-socialist Hungarian countryside, men were heads of the enterprises, while wives engaged in off farm wage labour (Asztalos Morell et al., 1997). Women make sizeable...
Family and Gender in the Transformation of the Countryside
This special issue of the journal features contributions that deal with changes in gender and family relations in various rural contexts. Starting in the specific spatial and historical context of farm families, the aims of the articles are to unravel...
Gendered Values and Attitudes among Rural Women in Croatia
INTRODUCTIONStudies following the collapse of socialism have shown that transition fostered a renewed public emphasis on traditional values, family life and religion, leading to what has been called 'retraditionalisation' (Kligman, 1994). Analogously,...
Gendered Work in Family Farm Tourism
INTRODUCTIONIn this paper we explore gender aspects of farm tourism. In many regions and countries tourism has become a valuable source of additional or alternative income as farming has encountered problems. As an alternative to farming, tourism is...
Masculinisation or Professionalisation of Norwegian Farm Work: A Gender Neutral Division of Work on Norwegian Family Farms?
INTRODUCTIONThe penetration of the market economy within family farming has been held as the force behind factors like increased mechanisation and productivity, and the masculinisation of farm work. Empirical studies have described a long process of...
Summer Farmers: Gender Discourses in New Arenas*
INTRODUCTIONFor centuries, women on Norwegian family farms have had the main responsibility for running the summer farms. This has been a traditional, gendered labour division on family farms whereby outfields are utilized as summer pastures for the...
Trends of Agricultural Feminisation in Kastoria, Greece*,**
INTRODUCTIONBecause in many Western European countries rural women have access to off-farm employment, the process of "masculinisation" of agriculture has been discussed in the rural sociological literature reviewed by Brandth (2002) as the prevailing...
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