The Journal of Family Theory and Review (JFTR) Blog is designed to facilitate the exchange and sharing of the thoughtful discussions of issues regarding family theory, integrative ideas, and methods. Family scholars, media and the general public are invited to participate in rigorous, thoughtful conversations.

The team members managing this blog are Robert Hughes, Jr., the journal's digital scholarship editor; Libby Balter Blume, editor of JFTR; and Natalie D. Hengstebeck and Jeremy B. Kanter, JFTR Digital Scholarship Board members.

You can also find JFTR on Facebook and Twitter.

The views expressed in this blog may not represent the views of the entire NCFR organization.



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Are Feminist Fraudulent Feelings Useful?
We think the repeated expression of feminist scholars who doubt whether their own work is "feminist enough" or whether they produce "partially feminist" work is indicative of critical insightthese doubts operate as signifiers to push deeper, to take…

Asking the Question "who benefits" is critical
For many of us who have been raised to understand and embrace our relationships to our ethnic, racial, or class groups, research conducted by an individually oriented outsider is automatically suspect. The community-wide sensitivity about potential…

Book Review Alison J.Chrisler:  Humanizing Research
Alison J. Chrisler writes an excellent review of thebook, Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry With Youth and Communities,highlighting the difficulties of conducting research with vulnerable participants. She write, "Far too often,…

Change the Question
The status of women and girls and families around the world points to myriad complex crises that demand our skills as feminist scholars and activists.

Concluding Thoughts: What Does Recentering LGBT-Parent Families Mean for Family Studies?
" we posed the question of what might occur when we use research on LGBT-parent families, and queer and intersectional lenses, to inform the field [family studies] writ large. Many fascinating questions arise."

Does being raised in a physically violent home predict adult intimate partner violence?
Our findings reveal that the impact of childhood experiences of violence is a complex phenomenon, which compels us to move beyond a linear examination of the effect of family-of-origin violence and male-to-female intimate partner violence (IPV).

Effects of Childhood Experiences of Family Violence
Here are the authors who conducted the meta-analysis of 124 studies of the effects of childhood experiences of family violence (both victims & witnesses) who will be discussing their work at JFTR.

Exploring Feminist Family Scholarship
This week JFTR will host a discussion of Feeling Like A Feminist Fraud. The discussion will be organized around 4 questions.Sept 21Are Feminist Fraudulent Feelings Useful?Sept 22What is "feminist accountability?"Sept 23How do scholars translate…

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This blog is part of a social media experiment to explore new media approaches to participatory and engaged scholarship about family theory and research.
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