Social Problems Across the Life Course / Edition 1

Social Problems Across the Life Course / Edition 1

by Helena Z. Lopata
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742528359

ISBN-13: 9780742528352

Pub. Date: 11/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This reader contains articles selected from the Social problems journal examining some of the troubles that emerge in the individual American life course that have been collectively defined as social problems. Organized to follow the order of life events, the 14 chapters discuss high school disciplinary procedures for troublemakers, the social construction of…  See more details below

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This reader contains articles selected from the Social problems journal examining some of the troubles that emerge in the individual American life course that have been collectively defined as social problems. Organized to follow the order of life events, the 14 chapters discuss high school disciplinary procedures for troublemakers, the social construction of HIV transmission and prevention, the gender divisions of infant care, and the shifting careers of drug dealers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742528352
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Series:
Understanding Social Problems: an SSSP Presidential Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IIntroduction1
1The Construction of Social Problems across the Life Course3
Pt. IISocial Problems in Childhood11
2Childhood and Public Life: Reaffirming Biographical Divisions15
3Sexuality and Gender in Children's Daily Worlds31
Pt. IIISocialization and Education49
4Getting Rid of Troublemakers: High School Disciplinary Procedures and the Production of Dropouts53
5Learning Collective Eminence: Harvard Law School and the Social Production of Elite Lawyers73
Pt. IVAdolescence and Young Adulthood93
6From Empty Nest to Crowded Nest: The Dynamics of Incompletely Launched Young Adults97
7Social Construction of HIV Transmission and Prevention among Heterosexual Young Adults119
Pt. VMarriage and Families137
8Thinking about the Baby: Gender and Divisions of Infant Care141
9Contributions to Children by Divorced Fathers161
Pt. VICareers177
10"Outsider within" the Station House: The Impact of Race and Gender on Black Women Police181
11Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglers203
Pt. VIIAging and Dying221
12The Politics of Menopause: The "Discovery" of a Deficiency Disease227
13Family Status and Poverty among Older Women: The Gendered Distribution of Retirement Income in the United States243
14Failing Health and the Desire for Independence: Two Conflicting Aspects of Health Care in Old Age259
15Death and Personal History: Strategies of Identity Preservation273
Pt. VIIIConclusions289
16Final Constructions: A Review of Differing Perspectives and Solutions291
Source List297
Index301
About the Editors309

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