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Social problems and the family

Author: Rudi Dallos; Eugene McLaughlin; Open University.
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1993.
Series: Family life and social policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introductory text, examining psychological and sociological perspectives on the family, and exploring the links between the family and social policy. The focus is on issues which bring the family  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social problems and the family.
London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1993
(OCoLC)632474008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Dallos; Eugene McLaughlin; Open University.
ISBN: 0803988362 9780803988361 0803988370 9780803988378
OCLC Number: 28603317
Notes: "Published in association with the Open University."
Credits: At head of cover : Family Life and Social Policy.
Description: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Domestic Violence / Sally Foreman and Rudi Dallos --
2. Patterns of Domestic Violence --
3. Causes of Violence --
4. Models of Intervention --
Ch. 2. The Abuse of Children / Esther Saraga --
2. The 'Rediscovery' of Child Abuse --
3. What Is Child Abuse? --
Issues of Definition --
4. Can We Know the 'Facts' about Abuse? --
The Problems of Research --
5. How Can We Explain? --
Different Perspectives on Child Abuse --
6. How Can We Help? --
The Implications of Theory for Intervention --
Ch. 3. Mental Health / Rudi Dallos and David Boswell --
2. Perceptions of Mental Illness and Its Legal Management --
3. Pathways to Madness --
4. Explanations: Models of Causation --
5. Types of Intervention --
Ch. 4. Old Age / John Baldock --
2. The Positive Aspects of Old Age --
3. Social Policy and Its Consequences for Old People --
4. Critiques of the Effects of Social Policy --
5. How Ageing Populations Pose a Challenge to Social Policy --
6. The Care Needs of Frail Old People --
7. The Crisis in Care --
8. The Growing Responsibility of the Family --
9. The New Agenda for Social Policy: Family Care and Community Care --
10. Conclusion: The Threats to the Citizenship of Old People --
Ch. 5. Juvenile Delinquency / Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie --
2. The Concept of Juvenile Delinquency --
3. The Welfare Approach to Delinquency --
4. Delinquency and the Family 1979-1990s --
5. Conclusion: Blurring the Boundaries Between the Private and the Public --
Ch. 6. The Problem of Poverty / Allan Cochrane --
2. What Is Poverty? --
3. Looking Below the Surface: Poverty, Gender and 'Race' --
4. Looking for Explanations --
5. Conclusion: Drawing Up a Balance Sheet --
Ch. 7. Homelessness / Richard Skellington --
2. Housing Policy and Homelessness: The Historical Context --
3. Homelessness: The Construction of a Category --
4. Why People Become Homeless --
5. The 1990s: the Escalating Scale of Homelessness --
6. The Impact of Homelessness --
7. Conclusion: A Way Forward?
Series Title: Family life and social policy.
Responsibility: edited by Rudi Dallos and Eugene McLaughlin.
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`This clearly written and attractively presented book provides a succinct overview of contemporary social problems, with relevance well beyond the UK situation' - Family Matters

 
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