Social Problems Across the Life Course / Edition 1

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The human life course is filled with and subject to a wide range of personal difficulties, many of which are shared by others. Life events and processes such as birth, childhood, training for and entering an occupation, marriage, and procreation, growing older, death and dying are all subject to dilemmas, obstacles, and barriers. Social Problems across the Life Course offers accessible readings that examine the societal construction of social problems out of the personal troubles that people confront at major life stages. The essays provide an overview and illustrate the theory and principals that inform both the life course and social problems. Introductions by the editors vividly introduce the research and key theories in this unique anthology, perhaps the only one available to help students understand how life stages and personal and social problems interact.

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Meet the Author

The late Helena Z. Lopata was professor emerita of sociology at Loyola University. Judith A. Levy is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, Health Policy, and Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 The Construction of Social Problems across the Life Course 3
Pt. II Social Problems in Childhood 11
2 Childhood and Public Life: Reaffirming Biographical Divisions 15
3 Sexuality and Gender in Children's Daily Worlds 31
Pt. III Socialization and Education 49
4 Getting Rid of Troublemakers: High School Disciplinary Procedures and the Production of Dropouts 53
5 Learning Collective Eminence: Harvard Law School and the Social Production of Elite Lawyers 73
Pt. IV Adolescence and Young Adulthood 93
6 From Empty Nest to Crowded Nest: The Dynamics of Incompletely Launched Young Adults 97
7 Social Construction of HIV Transmission and Prevention among Heterosexual Young Adults 119
Pt. V Marriage and Families 137
8 Thinking about the Baby: Gender and Divisions of Infant Care 141
9 Contributions to Children by Divorced Fathers 161
Pt. VI Careers 177
10 "Outsider within" the Station House: The Impact of Race and Gender on Black Women Police 181
11 Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglers 203
Pt. VII Aging and Dying 221
12 The Politics of Menopause: The "Discovery" of a Deficiency Disease 227
13 Family Status and Poverty among Older Women: The Gendered Distribution of Retirement Income in the United States 243
14 Failing Health and the Desire for Independence: Two Conflicting Aspects of Health Care in Old Age 259
15 Death and Personal History: Strategies of Identity Preservation 273
Pt. VIII Conclusions 289
16 Final Constructions: A Review of Differing Perspectives and Solutions 291
Source List 297
Index 301
About the Editors 309
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