9780742528345

Social Problems Across the Life Course

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742528345

  • ISBN10:

    0742528340

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-09-09
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

The human life course is filled with and subject to a wide range of personal difficulties, many of which are shared by others. Social Problems across the Life Course offers accessible readings that examine the societal construction of social problems out of the personal troubles that people confront at major life stages.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1(10)
1 The Construction of Social Problems across the Life Course
3(8)
Helena Z. Lopata and Judith A. Levy
PART II: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD 11(38)
2 Childhood and Public Life: Reaffirming Biographical Divisions
15(16)
Spencer E. Cahill
3 Sexuality and Gender in Children's Daily Worlds
31(18)
Barrie Thorne and Zella Luria
PART III: SOCIALIZATION AND EDUCATION 49(44)
4 Getting Rid of Troublemakers: High School Disciplinary Procedures and the Production of Dropouts
53(20)
Christine Bowditch
5 Learning Collective Eminence: Harvard Law School and the Social Production of Elite Lawyers
73(20)
Robert Granheld and Thomas Koenig
PART IV: ADOLESCENCE AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD 93(44)
6 From Empty Nest to Crowded Nest: The Dynamics of Incompletely Launched Young Adults
97(22)
Allan Schnaiberg and Sheldon Goldenberg
7 Social Construction of HIV Transmission and Prevention among Heterosexual Young Adults
119(18)
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
PART V: MARRIAGE AND FAMILIES 137(40)
8 Thinking about the Baby: Gender and Divisions of Infant Care
141(20)
Susan Walzer
9 Contributions to Children by Divorced Fathers
161(16)
Jay D. Teachman
PART VI: CAREERS 177(44)
10 "Outsider within" the Station House: The Impact of Race and Gender on Black Women Police
181(22)
Susan E. Martin
11 Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglers
203(18)
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler
PART VII: AGING AND DYING 221(68)
12 The Politics of Menopause: The "Discovery" of a Deficiency Disease
227(16)
Frances B. McCrea
13 Family Status and Poverty among Older Women: The Gendered Distribution of Retirement Income in the United States
243(16)
Madonna Harrington Meyer
14 Failing Health and the Desire for Independence: Two Conflicting Aspects of Health Care in Old Age
259(14)
David L. Morgan
15 Death and Personal History: Strategies of Identity Preservation
273(16)
David R. Unruh
PART VIII: CONCLUSIONS 289(8)
16 Final Constructions: A Review of Differing Perspectives and Solutions
291(6)
Helena Z. Lopata and Judith A. Levy
Source List 297(4)
Index 301(8)
About the Editors 309

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