Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment: A New Synthesis / Edition 2

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Overview

Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment, Second Edition promotes critical thinking through extensive review and analysis of macro-level systems and structures, highlighting both the positive and negative impacts they have on individuals and families.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205763665
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/2/2009
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Social Work Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Organization of the Text
Acknowledgments

PART I. Building on an Integrated Foundation


Chapter 1: Introduction to Perspectives and Theories

Where We Begin

Shifting Perspectives in Social Work

Perspectives Used in This Text

How Theory Informs Practice

PART II: Social Institutions

Chapter 2: The Political Economy

The Economic System

Issues and Trends

Understanding the Economic System

The Impact of the Economic System on Individuals and Families

The Political System

Issues and Trends

Understanding the Political System

The Impact of the Political System on Individuals and Families

Economics and Politics Together: The Political Economy

Looking Ahead


Chapter 3: Government-related Social Institutions

Education
Issues and Trends in Education

Understanding Education

Relationship of the Education System to the Political Economy

The Impact of the Education System on Individuals and Families

Criminal Justice

Issues and Trends in the Criminal Justice System

Understanding the Criminal Justice System

Relationship of the Criminal Justice System to the Political Economy

The Impact of the Criminal Justice System on Individuals and Families

The Military

Issues and Trends in the Military

Understanding the Military

Relationship of the Military to the Political Economy

The Impact of the Military on Individuals and Families

Looking Ahead


Chapter 4: Non-government-related Social Institutions

Health Care Issues and Trends in Health Care

Understanding the Health Care System

Relationship of the Health Care System to the Political Economy

The Impact of the Health Care System on Individuals and Families

Religion

Issues and Trends in Religion

Understanding Religion

Relationship of Religion to the Political Economy

The Impact of Religion on Individuals and Families

Mass Media and Communications Technology

Issues and Trends in Mass Media and Communications Technology

Understanding Mass Media and Communications Technology

Relationship of Mass Media and Communications Technology to the Political Economy

The Impact of Mass Media and Communications Technology on Individuals and Families

Looking Ahead


PART III: Social Structure in American Society


Chapter 5: Social Stratification

Social Class in America
Poverty as a Special Concern for Social Workers
Social Mobility
Understanding Social Stratification

The Impact of Social Stratification on Individuals and Families

The Global Impact of Poverty

Looking Ahead

Chapter 6: Cultural Diversity

The United States as a Multicultural Society

Exploring Mainstream and Minority Cultures

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Inequality

American Society and Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Inequity

Looking Ahead

Chapter 7: Other Social Status Groups

Social Status

Gender

Understanding Social Stratification and Gender

American Society and the Experience of Inequity Related to Gender

Gender Around the World

Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation as Community and Culture
Understanding Social Stratification and Sexual Orientation

American Society and the Experience of Inequity Related to Sexual Orientation

Gay Rights in a Global Perspective

Disability

Disability as Community and Culture

Understanding Social Stratification and Disability

American Society and the Experience of Inequity Related to Disability

Disability in a Global Context

Looking Ahead

PART IV: Social Settings


Chapter 8: Locational Communities

Defining Community
Types of Communities

Issues and Trends

Understanding Communities

Preferred Perspectives: Diversity and Strengths in Communities

The Impact of Communities on Individuals and Families

Social Workers and Communities

Looking Ahead


Chapter 9: Organizations

Defining Organizations

Types of Organizations

Issues and Trends

Understanding Organizations

Preferred Perspectives: Diversity and Strengths in Organizations

The Impact of Organizations on Individuals and Families

Organizations as Providers of Social Services and as Employers of Social Workers

Chapter 10: Residential Institutions

Defining Institutions
A Brief History of Institutions

Issues and Trends

Understanding Institutions

The Impact of Institutions on Individuals and Families

Institutions in Other Countries

Social Work in Institutions

Chapter 11: Social movements a context for change

Defining Social Movements

Types and Examples of Social Movements

Understanding Social Movements

The Impact of Social Movements on Individuals and Families

Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century


References

Index

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