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Community and the Social Worker

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ISBN-10: 0875814387

ISBN-13: 9780875814384

Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Phillip Fellin

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This text is intended to contribute to an understanding of human behavior in the social environment by providing social work students with an introduction to American communities. The primary focus is on local communities of place. Attention is also given to the communities of interest and identification that are intertwined with geographic communities. Ecological systems and social systems perspectives serve as conceptual and practical frameworks for examining the multiple communities in which people have membership, social identity, and social interaction. This edition begins with an exposition of the societal context of communities. American society is recognized as part of a global…    
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List price: $158.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 389
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Societal Context of Communities
The Global Community
Defining Society
Cultural Perspectives on Society
Culture as Values
Social Processes and American Identity
The Future of American Culture
Mass Culture and Mass Society
Civil Society
Social Order and Social Control in American Society
Maintenance of Social Order
Social and Economic Justice in Society
Social Movements and Social Justice
American Society as a Social System
American Society as an Ecological System
Chapter 1 Review
American Society as a Welfare State
Sectors of the Welfare State
Governmental Welfare Sector
Health Care System
Private and Corporate Welfare Sectors
Social Development and the Welfare State
Theories of the Welfare State
The Future Welfare State
Welfare Reform and Social Justice
Welfare Capitalism
Chapter 2 Review
Defining Communities
Locality-Based Communities
Planned Communities
Communities of Identification and Interest
Multiple Identities and Community Affiliations
Examples of Identificational Communities
Chapter 3 Review
Community Competence and Systems Perspectives
Barriers to Community Competence
Systems Perspectives: An Overview
Community as a Social System
Application of a Social Systems Perspective
Community as an "Ecology of Games"
Chapter 4 Review
Demographic Development of Communities
Population Size
Density in Communities
Diversity in Communities
Phases of Urbanization
Edge Cities
Urban Sprawl
Rural Areas and Urbanization
Human Capital and Rural Communities
Demographic Changes in the Inner City
Changes in Residential Segregation in Metropolitan Areas
Chapter 5 Review
Stratification by Social Class
The Meaning of Social Class
Occupation, Income, and Education
Social Classes as Communities of Identification
The Underclass
Social Mobility
Social Class and Ethnic Minority Groups
Chapter 6 Review
Neighborhood Communities
Neighborhood Boundaries and Social Mapping
Neighborhood Appearance
Neighborhood as Primary Group
Neighborhood Functions
Neighborhood Types
Social Identity, Social Interaction, and Linkages
Organizational and Value Dimensions
Population and Organizational Factors
Economic Level, Mobility, Segregation
Neighborhoods as Enclaves
Slum and Ghetto Neighborhoods
Chapter 7 Review
Social Class and Ethnic/Cultural Neighborhoods
Social Class Neighborhoods
Diversity in Social Class Neighborhoods
Change in Social Status of Neighborhoods
Ethnic Neighborhoods
Spatial and Sociopsychological Communities
Segregation in Neighborhoods
White Flight
Creation and Maintenance of Residential Integration
Examples of Diverse Neighborhoods
Establishing Integration Objectives
Settlement of New Immigrants
Gay Community Neighborhoods
Chapter 8 Review
Community Social Welfare and Health Care Systems
Service Sectors
Human Service Organizations
Self-Help and Support Organizations
Private Practice of Social Work
Community Organization--Environment Relationship
Fields of Service
Trends in Community Social Services and Health Care Systems
Ethnicity and the Social Services System
Health Care
Trends in the Health Care System
Chapter 9 Review
The Community Educational System
The Role of State and Federal Governments
Structure of Public Education at the Community Level
Health and Related Services
Sex Education
Sexual Harassment
School Violence
School-Community Relations
Relationships to the Economic System
Parent Involvement Approaches
Desegregation of Schools
Church-State Issues
Financing of Public Education
Schools as Communities
Home Schooling
School Reform
School Choice Programs
Multiculturalism as Curriculum Reform
Social Work in the Schools
Chapter 10 Review
Community Economic System
Economic System as a Set of Workplaces
Equal Employment Opportunities
Diversity in the Workplace
Sexual Orientation and Workplace Discrimination
Career Tracks
Americans with Disabilities Act
Ergonomics and the Workplace
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Family Support Programs
Problems in Community Economic Systems
Enterprise Zones/Empowerment Zones
The Role of Banks in the Revitalization of Neighborhoods
Welfare as a Part of the Economic System
The Economy of the Ghetto
The Working Poor and Minimum Wages
Community Context for Welfare, Ghetto, and Working Poor
Effects of Economic Conditions on the Middle Class
Immigration and the Economy
Chapter 11 Review
Community Political System
The Structure of a Community Political System
Citizen Participation in Local Government
Creation of Political Districts
Community Power Perspectives
Community Power from an Organizational Perspective
Examples of Community Empowerment
Criminal and Juvenile Justice System
Community Government Responses to Crime
Security in Schools
Gun Control
Native Americans and Violent Crime
Chapter 12 Review
Community Conflict
The Process of Community Conflict
Positive Functions of Community Conflict
Community Conflicts and the Community System
Community-Based Treatment Centers
Urban Redevelopment
Keeping Out the Homeless
Controversies Over Adult Entertainment
Conflict Over Art and Graffiti
Conflicts Over Marches/Rallies
Controversies Over Barricades
Community Associations and Residents
Local Governments and Religion-Based Communities
Local Governments and Immigrants
Chapter 13 Review
Social Integration in Communities
Social Networks
Voluntary Associations and Social Integration
Religion and Community Integration
Mass Society, Residence, and Social Integration
Obvious and Less Obvious Sources of Integration
Business and Entertainment Neighborhoods
Sports Teams and Community Attachment
Reintegration into Communities
Social Integration and the Unemployed
Social Integration Among the Homeless
Social Integration of New Immigrants
Chapter 14 Review
Communities and Social Work Practice
The Societal Context of Communities
American Society as a Welfare State
Defining Communities and Community Competence
Systems Perspectives for Understanding Communities
Demographic Development of Communities
Stratification by Social Class
Neighborhood Communities
Social Class and Ethnic/Cultural Communities
Community Social Welfare and Health Care Systems
Community Educational System
The Community Economic System
The Community Political System
Community Conflict and Community Integration