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Macro Systems in the Social Environment - 2nd edition

Macro Systems in the Social Environment (ISBN10: 0495007722; ISBN13: 9780495007722)
ISBN13: 978-0495007722
ISBN10: 0495007722

Summary: By using social-psychological literature and sociological theory to examine infancy through later adulthood, this text challenges students to probe the larger social context when viewing the complexities of human development. Long and Holle examine and emphasize the importance of organizations, communities, society, and global influences in assessing human behavior in the social environment. To facilitate the integration of theory and content, the authors use different moretheoretical orientations to organize the chapters. These are followed by an analysis of developmental issues, a case example, a section in which macro-level influences are highlighted, a reintegration of theory section, and suggested activities.


  • NEW! Updated chapters explore contemporary themes such as home ownership, public transportation, daycare, and education.
  • The authors pay special attention to the theme of social justice and empowerment, particularly as it relates to gender, racial and ethnic minorities, sexual orientation, the disabled, and the elderly.
  • Noteworthy concepts and phrases are in bold type and defined.
  • NEW! The authors have given increased prominence to informational materials examining pressing macro social and professional issues of our time, such as immigration, refugee status, social security reform, language issues, the No Child Left Behind Act, family preservation services, multiracial identification, Medicare prescription drug coverage, multicultural organizational development, and cultural competence.
  • NEW! The new "Reflection on Diversity" feature provides thought-provoking content and paradigms for examining diversity in relationship to specific developmental time periods.
  • Theoretical orientations are provided early in each chapter to promote deductive reasoning and revisited at the end of chapters to encourage students to integrate chapter content and the case example with theory.
  • By integrating social theory and current research with case examples, attention is directed toward probing the larger social context and away from individual pathology and family disequilibrium.
  • At the beginning of each chapter, the authors introduce various life-cycle topics by way of a brief discussion of a well-known media figure or fictional character. Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to critically analyze real-life persons, events, and occurrences, thus giving the material a "real-world" feel.
  • Each case example, which reflects a blend of years of social work practice and selective creativity by the authors, was developed with these two objectives in mind--consistency with chapter themes and portrayal of realistic situations.
  • "Time to Think" sections encourage the student to examine the relevance of organizations, communities, society, and global influences in case examples.
  • Chapters conclude with several suggested activities designed to encourage experiential learning about social systems. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Thomson Learning
Published: 06/30/2006
International: No

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