Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring

Breaking Rural Bonds through Migration: The Failure of Development for Women in India
SHOBHA SRINIVASAN* INTRODUCTION In its tryst with destiny, India after independence, in order to develop economically and to eradicate poverty, adopted programs that focused both on industrial and rural development. My study tries to explore, first,...
Coordinating Child Sexual Abuse Services in Rural Communities
TRUTE, Barry, Elizabeth ADKINS and George MacDONALD, COORDINATING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SERVICES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994, 217 pp., $18.95 softcover / $45.00 hardcover. Reviewed by: J. F. CONWAY* The integrated, inter-agency...
Current Controversies on Family Violence
GELLES, Richard J. and Donileen R. LOSEKE, eds., CURRENT CONTROVERSIES ON FAMILY VIOLENCE. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1993, 390 pp., $24.95 softcover / $48.00 hardcover. Reviewed by: JAN E. STETS* This book contributes to the current...
Families and Changes: Coping with Stressful Events
McKENRY, Patrick C. and Sharon PRICE, eds., FAMILIES AND CHANGES: Coping With Stressful Events. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1994, 336 pp., $4.95 softcover. Reviewed by: N. JANE McCANDLESS* Beginning with the acknowledgement that American...
Families in Multicultural Perspective
INGOLDSBY, Bron B. and Suzanna SMITH, eds., FAMILIES IN MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. New York. The Guildford Press, 1995, 432 pp., $45.00 hardcover. Reviewed by: ANN CREIGHTON-ZOLLAR* One of the three major objectives of this collection is to move into...
Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Pelopennesian War
STRAUSS, Barry S., FATHERS AND SONS IN ATHENS: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Pelopennesian War. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1994, 275 pp., $35.00 hardcover. Reviewed by:ELAINE PORTER* Those seeking to demonstrate the ahistorical...
Gender, Households and Informal Entrepreneurship in the Dominican Republic
Since the early 1970's, debate has persisted concerning the effects of economic and social change on the well-being of women.' There is a growing awareness that development interventions which do not directly address the inequalities between men and...
Immigrant Kinship Networks: Vietnamese, Salvadoreans and Mexicans in Comparative Perspective
INTRODUCTION The notion that social networks are an invaluable aid to immigrants before, during, and after the migration process has been widely acknowledged (Litwak 1960; Mitchell 1969; Lomnitz 1977; Taylor 1986; Massey et al 1987; Boyd 1989). The structure...
International Handbook on Social Work Education
WATTS, Thomas D., Doreen ELLIOTT and Nazneen S. MAYADAS, eds., INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1995, 480 pp., $99.50 hardcover. Reviewed by: CHRISTOPHER BAGLEY* This book contains 24 chapters covering...
Issues in Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Pierce-Warwick Adoption Symposium
SULLIVAN, Ann, ed., ISSUES IN GA YAND LESBIANADOPTION: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Peirce-Warwick Adoption Symposium. Washington, D.C: Child Welfare League of America, 1995, 45 pp., $9.95 softcover. Reviewed by : CATHERINE CONNOLLY* Issues in Gay...
Masculinities: Knowledge, Power and Social Change
CONNELL, R. W., MASCULINITIES: Knowledge, Power and Social Change. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1995, 295 pp., $ 16.00 softcover. Reviewed by: JOANNE RIM* Gender studies usually bring to mind studies on female gender oppression...
On Marriage
von HIPPEL, Theodor Gottlieb, ON MARRIAGE (Bicentennial Edition) Translated and edited with an introduction by Timothy F. Sellner, Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 1994, 323 pp., $29.95 hardcover. Reviewed By: BEATRICE GOTTLIEB* The translator...
Polygyny and Marital Life Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study from Rural Cameroon
Polygyny and Marital Life Satisfaction: an Exploratory Study from Rural Cameroon * PHILOMINA N. GWANFOGBE** WALTER R. SCHUMM** MEREDITH SMITH** JAMES L. FURROW*** The possible effects of polygyny on family life usually have been studied in terms of fertility...
Psychotherapy for Mothers and Infants: Interventions for Dyads at Risk
GOCHMAN, Eva R. Grubler, PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR MOTHERS AND INFANTS: Interventions for Dyads at Risk. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1995, 160 pp., $52.95 hardcover. Reviewed by: GIRI RAJ GUPTA* This book grew out of the author's years of extensive...
Repeated Home Leaving Behavior of American Youth
The past decade has witnessed a growing interest in home leaving behavior of youth. Researchers have examined the relationship between home leaving and family structure (White and Booth 1985; Bianchi 1987; Young 1987; Mitchell, Wister and Burch, 1989;...
Socio-Economic Characteristics of Ghanaian Women in Polygynous Marriages
ROGER KLOMEGAH* INTRODUCTION Marriage type in Africa is an aspect of socio-cultural organization that differs from that of European tradition. For instances, in Ghana, both monogamous and polygynous marriages exist and are socially and legally acceptable...
The Catholic Family: Marriage, Children, and Human Capital
SANDER, William, THE CATHOLIC FAMILY: Marriage, Children, and Human Capital. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995, 161 pp, $ 50.00 hardcover. Reviewed by: MICHELLE Y. JANNING* William Sander, in his desire to follow in the spirit of Andrew Greeley,...
The "Children of Perestroika" Come of Age: Young People of Moscow Talk about Life in the New Russia
ADELMAN, Deborah, THE "CHILDREN OF PERESTROIKA" COME OF AGE: Young People of Moscow Talk About Life in the New Russia. New York: M.E. Sharpe Inc., 1994, 216 pp., $16.95 softcover / $30.00 Reviewed by: JULIE V. BROWN* This book is a follow-up to an earlier...
The Emergence of the Democratic Brazilian Middle-Class Family: A Mosaic of Contrasts with the American Family (1960-1994)
The primary purpose of this paper is to show the process of the democratization of the family in Brazil, which has occurred in a rather short time (1960 to 1995), and to compare it with the same development in the American family, focusing on key issues....
Women and Violence: Realities and Responses Worldwide
DAVIES, Miranda, ed., WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: Realities and Responses Worldwide. London: Zed Books, 1994, 264 pp., $22.50 software / $55.00 hardcover. Reviewed by: SHERRY L. HAMBY* Women and Violence: Realities and Responses Worldwide is a comprehensive...
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