Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment A New Synthesis

ISBN-10: 0205763669
ISBN-13: 9780205763665
Edition: 2nd 2010
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List price: $98.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment, Second Editionpromotes 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.

Preface
Building on an Integrated Foundation
Introduction to Perspectives and Theories
Where We Begin
Shifting Perspectives in Social Work
Perspectives Used in This Text
The Ecosystems Perspective
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Rational/Social Exchange Perspective
The Social Constructionist Perspective
The Diversity Perspective
The Strengths Perspective
How Theory Informs Practice
Introduction to Social Institutions
The Political Economy
The Economic System
Issues and Trends in the Economic System
Corporate Capitalism
Changing Patterns of Employment
Consumerism
Globalization
The Economic Crisis
Understanding the Economic System
Functionalist Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Rational/Social Exchange Perspective
Constructionist Perspective
The Impact of the Economic System on Individuals and Families
How the Economic System Deters Well-Being
How the Economic System Promotes Well-Being
The Political System
Issues and Trends in the Political System
Increasing Divisiveness
Political Influence
The Power of Incumbency
Voter Turnout
Officeholders
Understanding the Political System
Functionalist Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Rational/Social Exchange Perspective
Constructionist Perspective
The Impact of the Political System on Individuals and Families
How the Political System Deters Well-Being
Economics and Politics Together: The Political Economy
The Power of Organizations
Government Spending
Inequities in Government Benefits
Looking Ahead
Government-Related Social Institutions
Education
Issues and Trends in Education
Understanding the Education System
Relationship of the Education System to the Political Economy
The Impact of the Education System on Individuals: and Families
Criminal Justice
Issues and Trends in the Criminal Justice System
Understanding the Criminal Justice System
Relationship of the Criminal Justice System to the Political Economy
The Impact of the Criminal Justice System on Individuals and Families
The Military
Issues and Trends in the Military
Understanding the Military
Relationship of the Military to the Political Economy
The Impact of the Military on Individuals and Families
Looking Ahead
Non-Government-Related Social Institutions
Health Care
Issues and Trends in Health Care
Understanding the Health Care System
Relationship of the Health Care System to the Political Economy
The Impact of the Health Care System on Individuals and Families
Religion
Issues and Trends in Religion
Understanding Religion
Relationship of Religion to the Political Economy
The Impact of Religion on Individuals and Families
Mass Media and Communications Technology
Issues and Trends in Mass Media and Communications Technology
Understanding the Mass Media and Communications Technology
Relationship of Mass Media and Communications Technology to the Political Economy
The Impact of Mass Media and Communications Technology on Individuals and Families
Looking Ahead
Introduction to Social Structure in American Society
Social Stratification
Social Class in America
Distribution of Wealth and Income in the United States
Poverty as a Special Concern for Social Workers
Social Mobility
Understanding Social Stratification
Functionalist Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Constructionist Perspective
The Impact of Social Stratification on Individuals and Families
Addressing the Concerns of Daily Life
Belongingness and Connections
Values and Attitudes
The Global Impact of Poverty
Looking Ahead
American Society and Cultural Diversity
The United States as a Multicultural Society
New Arrivals
Ethnicity, Color, and Race
Inequity and Privilege
Exploring Mainstream and Minority Cultures
Mainstream American Values
African Americans
Arab Americans
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Latinos
Native Americans
White Ethnics and Jews
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Inequality126
Functionalist Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Constructionist Perspective
American Society and Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Inequity
The Experience of Native Americans
The Experience of African Americans
The Experience of Asian Americans
The Experience of White Ethnics and Jews
The Experience of More Recent Arrivals
Looking Ahead
Other Social Status Groups
Social Status
Gender
Understanding Social Stratification and Gender
American Society and the Experience of Inequity Related to Gender
Gender Around the World
Sexual Orientation
Sexual Orientation as Community and Culture
Understanding Social Stratification and Sexual Orientation
American Society and the Experience of Inequity Related to Sexual Orientation
Gay Rights in a Global Perspective
Disability
Disability as Community and Culture
Understanding Social Stratification and Disability
American Society and the Experience of Inequity Related to Disability
Disability in a Global: Context
Looking Ahead
Introduction to Social Settings
Locational Communities
Defining Community
Types of Communities
Issues and Trends in Communities
Cities and Suburbs
The Minority Urban Experience
Suburban Sprawl and New: Urbanism
Rural Communities
Understanding Communities
Ecosystems Perspective
Functionalist Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Rational/Social Exchange Perspective
Constructionist Perspective
Preferred Perspective
The Impact of Organizations on Individuals and Families
How Organizations Deter Well-Being
How Organizations Promote Well-Being
Organizations as Providers of Social Services and as Employers of Social Workers
Looking Ahead
Residential Institutions
Defining Institutions
A Brief History of Institutions
Issues and Trends in Institutions
Privatization
"Revolving Door" Care
Offenders
Older Adults
People with Mental Illness
People with Developmental Disabilities
Children and Youth
Understanding Institutions
Ecosystems Perspective
Functionalist Perspective
Rational/Social Exchange Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Constructionist Perspective
Preferred Perspectives
The Impact of Institutions on Individuals and Families
How Institutions Deter Well-Being
How Institutions Promote Well-Being
Institutions in Other Countries
Social Work in Institutions
Conclusion
References
Index

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