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Human Behavior and Larger Social Environment : A New Synthesis

Human Behavior and Larger Social Environment : A New Synthesis - 05 edition

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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2005
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ISBN13: 978-0205378258

Miriam McNown Johnson and Rita Rhodes

ISBN13: 978-0205378258
ISBN10: 0205378250
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment, First 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.

Table of Contents

I. BUILDING ON AN INTEGRATED FOUNDATION.
1. Introduction to Perspectives and Theories.
II. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Introduction.

2. The Political Economy.

The Economic System.
The Political System.
Economics and Politics Together: The Political Economy.

3. Government-Related Social Institutions.

Social Welfare.
Education.
Criminal Justice.

4. Non-Government-Related Social Institutions.

Medicine and Health Care.
Religion.
Mass Media.

III. SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY.
Introduction.
5. Social Stratification.

Social Classes in America
Understanding Social Stratification.
The Impact of Social Class on Individuals and Families.

6. Cultural Diversity.

The United States as a Multicultural Society.
New Arrivals.
Defining Race and Ethnicity.
Inequity and Privilege.
Exploring Mainstream and Minority Cultures.
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Inequality.
American Society and Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Inequity.

7. Other Social Status Groups.

Social Status.
Gender.
Sexual Orientation.
Disability.

IV. SOCIAL SETTINGS.
Introduction.
8. Locational Communities

Defining Community.
Types of Communities.
Issues and Trends.
Understanding Communities.
Preferred Worldview: Diversity and Strengths in Communities.
The Impact of Communities on Individuals and Families.
Social Workers and Communities.

9. Organizations.

Defining Organizations.
Types of Organizations.
Issues and Trends.
Understanding Organizations.
Preferred Worldview: 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.

10. Residential Institutions.

Defining Institutions.
A Brief History of Institutions.
Issues and Trends.
Understanding Institutions.
The Impact of Institutions on Individuals and Families.
Social Workers in Institutions.

11. Other Social Settings: Groups and Social Movements.

Defining Groups.
Types of Groups.
Understanding Groups.
The Impact of Groups on Individuals and Families.
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 21st Century.
References.

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