This book presents a current analysis of the theory and application of attachment within cross-cultural settings. It is a compilation of research, clinical applications, and theoretical conceptualizations, and is intended for clinicians and researchers in counseling/family therapy/psychology as well as a graduate level course in family therapy/psychology. 'This book is an enthralling journey across the globe and into the hearts of people of different cultures. In a timely and relevant manner, the authors chart the universals of attachment and bonding and context specific differences. The authors ask: how does a belief in predestination change attachment in Chinese lovers? And how does the image of the daughter as a guest impact parental love in India? This book offers a rich tapestry of how attachment tells a universal story and shifts in different worlds and helps move into the clinical application of this theory across cultures' - Sue Johnson, EdD, author of "Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love" (2008), Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University, San Diego.
'"Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections" is so unique among scholarly publications that it will likely become standard reading for scholars interested in culturally based attachment issues. It is a comprehensive and varied international and cross-cultural resource that gives counseling and psychotherapy students, clinicians, and researchers the opportunity to learn about and compare the universality of attachment theory' - Alan J. Hovestadt, EdD, Professor of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University and Past President, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 'The authors provide empirical evidence of culturally bound patterns of relationships that serve as a foundation for effective living...this book is an essential read for practitioners and researchers alike' - Cirecie West-Olatunji, PhD, Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Florida and Past President, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
'"Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections" is a timely and valuable resource for rectifying the insufficient attention to and understanding of the role and interaction of cross-cultural perspectives in attachment theory and its applications. I highly recommend it' - Richard E. Watts, PhD, Director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Counselor Education, Sam Houston State University, and editor of "Counseling and Values".
Part I: Introduction. Metzger, Erdman, Ng, Attachment in Cultural Contexts. Part II: Conceptual Extensions and Measurement Issues. Wang, Song, Adult Attachment Reconceptualized. Imamoglu, Imamoglu, Attachment Within a Cultural Perspective. Behrens, Amae through the Eyes of Japanese Mothers. Gassin, Cultural Variations in the Link Between Attachment and Bereavement. Shaver, Mikulincer, Alonso-Arbiol, Lavy, Assessment of Adult Attachment Across Cultures. Karakurt, Kafescioglu, Keiley, Cross-cultural Adult Attachment Research. Morgenstern, Magai, The Utility of the Adult Attachment Interview in the United States. Part III: Child-caregiver Attachment. Jin, Jacobvitz, Hazen, A Cross-cultural Study of Attachment in Korea and the U.S. Sumer, Kagitcibasi, Culturally Relevant Parenting Predictors of Attachment Security. Tomlinson, Murray, Cooper, Attachment Theory, Culture, and Africa. Part IV: Adult Attachment. Yalcinkaya, Rapoza, Malley-Morrison, Adult Attachment in Cross-cultural and International Research. Schmitt, Romantic Attachment from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Hatfield, Rapson, Culture, Attachment Style, and Romantic Relationships. Johri, Mothering from the Margins. Shi, Adult Attachment Patterns and Their Consequences in Romantic Relationships. Part V: Clinical Applications. Peluso, Miranda, Firpo-Jimenez, Pham, Attachment Dynamics and Latin Cultures. Shi, Contextual Thinking in Attachment.