Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3, Autumn

Book Reviews -- A Practical Guide to Cognitive Therapy by Dean A. Schuyler
SCHUYLER, Dean, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COGNITIVE THERAPY. New York, N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., 1991, 153 pp., $22.95 hardcover.For the person in the helping professions, Schuyler, a psychiatrist, presents an easy to read and understand treatise...
Book Reviews -- at Personal Risk: Boundary Violations in Professional Client Relationships by Marilyn R. Peterson
PETERSON, Marilyn R., AT PERSONAL RISK: Boundary Violations in Professional-Client Relationships. New York.: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc. 1992, 200 pp., $22.95 hardcover.Moved by the mounting skepticism of a more awakened and increasingly litigious public,...
Book Reviews -- Families under Stress: Community, Work, and Economic Change by Stewart Crysdale
CRYSDALE, Stewart, FAMILIES UNDER STRESS: Community, Work and Economic Change. Toronto, Ontario.: Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc., 1991, 151 pp., $14.95 softcover.The title of Families Under Stress: Community, Work, and Economic Change promises...
Book Reviews -- Father-Child Relations: Cultural and Biosocial Contexts Edited by Barry S. Hewlett
HEWLETT, Barry S., ed., FATHER-CHILD RELATIONS: Cultural and Biosocial Contexts. Hawthorn, N.Y.: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992, 376 pp., $59.95 hardcover.For decades male parenting has been undermined by traditional sex-role stereotypes and the myth the males...
Book Reviews -- No Place to Be a Child: Growing Up in a War Zone by James Garbarino, Kathleen Kostelyn and Nancy Dubrow
GARBARINO, James, Kathleen KOSTELYN and Nancy DUBBOW, NO PLACE TO BE A CHILD: Growing Up In a War Zone. Don Mills, Ontario: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1991, 172pp., $31.95 hardcover.No Place To Be a Child: Growing Up in a War Zone presents compelling...
Book Reviews -- out of Control: Family Therapy and Domestic Disorder by Jaber F. Gubrium
GUBRIUM, Jaber F., OUT OF CONTROL: Family therapy and Domestic disorder. Newbury Park, CA.: Sage Publications, Inc, 1992, 257 pp., $ 46.00 hardcover, $ 22.95 softcover."Out of Control: Family Therapy and Domestic Disorder," by Jabber F. Gubrium is an...
Book Reviews -- the Cost of Raising Children in Canada by Robin A. Douthitt and Joanne Fedyk
DOUTHITT, Robin A. and Joanne FEDYK, THE COST OF RAISING CHILDREN IN CANADA. Toronto, Ontario.: Butterworths, 1990, 210 pp., $44.95 hardcover.This book is strictly a manual intended for professional such as lawyers and financial planners and for astute...
Book Reviews -- the Filipino Family: A Text with Selected Readings by Belen T. G. Medina
MEDIAN, Belen T.G., THE FILIPINO FAMILY: A Text With Selected Readings. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 1992, 272 pp., $22.00 hardcover.Although there have been a number of introductory and general sociology books with a particular focus...
Book Reviews -- the Other Half: Wives of Alcoholics and Their Social-Psychological Situation by Jacqueline Wiseman
WISEMAN, Jacqueline, THE OTHER HALF: Wives of Alcoholics and Their Social-Psychological Situation. Hawthorn, N.Y.: Aldine de Gruyter, 1991, 297 pp.,Jacqueline Wiseman's The Other Half describes the sequential processes of problem identification and coping...
Book Reviews -- Women and Divorce/Men and Divorce: Gender Differences in Separation, Divorce and Remarriage Edited by Sandra S. Volgy
VOLGY, Sandra S., ed., WOMEN AND DIVORCE/MEN AND DIVORCE: Gender Differences in Separation, Divorce and Remarriage. Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Press, Inc., 1991, 230 pp., $14.95 softcover.This book was also published as a 1991 issue of the Journal...
Combining Ethnographic and Survey Methods: A Study of the Nuptiality Patterns of the Shona of Zimbabwe
INTRODUCTIONRecently, awareness has been increasing among scholars of African societies of the relative importance of cultural differences in social behavior, especially in the area of marriage and the family. This sensitivity to cultural variation has...
Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Social Support System after Childbirth
INTRODUCTIONIt is well known that women do not only need support during childbirth, but also after childbirth in the weeks and months that follow. Postnatal support is generally not just restricted to financial and practical assistance, but involves...
Divorce in West Java
INTRODUCTIONIn the 1950s and 1960s, divorce rates were exceptionally high in various parts of the Malay world of Southeast Asia. At this time, Java and the Malaysian states of Kelantan and Trengganu appeared to have the highest rates of divorce in the...
Fictive Kinship Relations in Black Extended Families
A growing body of research has documented the existence of extensive kin networks within African American communities (Aschenbrenner, 1973; Hill, 1972; Marin and Martin; 1978; McAdoo, 1980; Stack, 1974) and the importance of these networks as sources...
Marriage, Divorce and Sexual Relations in Contemporary China
Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Chinese traditions about sex, marriage, and divorce have been under assault. For much of the period information about what was taking place was difficult to obtain. Either the Chinese...
Relationships between Marital Satisfaction and Privacy Preferences
INTRODUCTIONThis paper is concerned with the relationship between married couples' patterns of privacy preferences and their levels of relationship satisfaction. Kelvin has defined privacy as "...a condition of separateness, deliberately chosen and protected...
Socioeconomic Structures and Mate Selection among Urban Populations in Developing Regions
INTRODUCTIONThe topic of change and continuity in traditional behaviors evidenced by migrants from rural areas to urban settings in developing nations has been increasingly studied by anthropologists and others since World War II. Rather than abandoning...
The Influence of Parental Drinking Attitudes and Behavior on the Drinking Patterns of Black and White Adults
INTRODUCTIONThe purpose of this study is to compare the influence of parent drinking attitudes and behavior on the drinking patterns of U.S. black and white adults. The importance of parents as a source of influence on drinking behavior has been emphasized...
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