Families and Their Social Worlds

ISBN-10: 0205516459
ISBN-13: 9780205516452
Edition: 2008
Authors: Karen Seccombe
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Book details

List price: $152.20
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Karen Seccombe, M.S.W, Ph.D .is a Professor of Community Health at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.nbsp; She received her Masterrsquo;s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington focusing on health and social welfare policy.nbsp; She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University, where she continued to develop her public policy interests in inequality, families, and health.nbsp; She is the author ofFamilies and their Social Worlds(Pearson Allyn & Bacon),Families in Poverty(Pearson Allyn & Bacon), nbsp;Just Donrsquo;t Get Sick: Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform, with Kim Hoffman (Rutgers University Press), andMarriage and Families: Relationships in Social Context, with Rebecca Warner (Wadsworth).nbsp; She is a Fellow in the National Council on Family Relations, and a member of the American Sociological Association and the Pacific Sociological Association.nbsp;nbsp; Her current research explores the health care needs of families after they leave welfare. She resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband Richard and her young daughters, Natalie Rose and Olivia Lin, where they enjoy hiking, kayaking, and sampling all the kid-friendly local attractions.nbsp;

Understanding Families in Their Social Context
Families and the Sociological Imagination
Chapter Preview
What are Families?
The Political Reality: Why Definitions Are Important
The Sociological Imagination
Comparative Perspective
World Map
Comparative Infant Mortality Rates
An Empirical Approach
Theory
Functionalism
Conflict Theory
Feminist Theory
Social Exchange Theory
Symbolic Interaction Theory
Developmental Theory
Systems Theory
Families and Social Change
A Snapshot of American Families Today and How
They Have Changed
Family Change as a Political Issue
Conservative Perspective

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