Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment: A New Synthesis / Edition 1

Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment: A New Synthesis / Edition 1

by Miriam McNown Johnson, Rita M. Rhodes, Rita Rhodes, Rita Rhodes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205378250

ISBN-13: 9780205378258

Pub. Date: 10/29/2004

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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. • Avoids overwhelming students with the multitude of theories used to explain large systems by using the same structure in each chapter, helping students mentally

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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. • Avoids overwhelming students with the multitude of theories used to explain large systems by using the same structure in each chapter, helping students mentally organize material in a way that helps them apply the knowledge to other social work courses. • Fully supports the “person-in-environment” orientation by moving away from an over-emphasis on individual development, toward an examination of contextual issues that more fully explains the challenges routinely encoutered by social workers. • Thoroughly examines the social institutions that impact social workers and their clients, helping students make connections between current events and social work curriculum content (Chs. 2-4). • Introduces content on social class, racial/ethnic minorities, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities in a way that encourages open mindedness in students while discouraging stereotyping (Chs. 5-11). • Focuses on diversity and strengths in minority populations and social settings, and addresses issues of oppression with sensitivity, helping to develop students' appreciation for the challenges faced by populations at risk (Chs. 5-11).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205378258
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/29/2004
Series:
Pearson Custom Social Work Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to perspectives and theories3
2The political economy15
3Government-related social institutions34
4Non-government-related social institutions57
5Social stratification81
6American society and cultural diversity93
7Other social status groups121
8Locational communities137
9Organizations157
10Residential institutions175
11Other social settings : groups and social movements188

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