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Social problems across the life course

Author: Helena Znaniecka Lopata; Judith A Levy
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Understanding social problems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The human life course is filled with and subject to a wide range of personal difficulties, many of which are shared by others. Life events and processes such as birth, childhood, training for and entering an occupation, marriage, and procreation, growing older, death and dying are all subject to dilemmas, obstacles, and barriers." --Pub. website.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social problems across the life course.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003
(OCoLC)652002390
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Znaniecka Lopata; Judith A Levy
ISBN: 0742528340 9780742528345 0742528359 9780742528352
OCLC Number: 51818493
Description: vii, 310 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: The construction of social problems across the life course / Helena Z. Lopata and Judith A. Levy --
Childhood and public life : reaffirming biographical divisions / Spencer E. Cahill --
Sexuality and gender in children's daily worlds / Barrie Thorne and Zella Luria --
Getting rid of troublemakers : high school disciplinary procedures and the production of dropouts / Christine Bowditch --
Learning collective eminence : Harvard Law School and the social production of elite lawyers / Robert Granfield and Thomas Koenig --
From empty nest to crowded nest : the dynamics of imcompletely launched young adults / Allan Schnaiberg and Sheldon Goldenberg --
Social construction of HIV transmission and prevention among heterosexual young adults / Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale --
Thinking about the baby : gender and divisions of infant care / Susan Walzer --
Contributions to children by divorced fathers / Jay D. Teachman --
"Outsider within" the station house : the impact of race and gender on Black women police / Susan E. Martin --
Shifts and oscillations in deviant careers : the case of upper-level drug dealers and smugglers / Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler --
The politics of menopause : the "discovery" of a deficiency disease / Frances B. McCrea --
Family status and poverty among older women : the gendered distribution of retirement income in the United States / Madonna Harrington Meyer --
Failing health and the desire for independence : two conflicting aspects of health care in old age / David L. Morgan --
Death and personal history : strategies of identity preservation / David R. Unruh --
Final constructions : a review of differing perspectives and solutions / Helena Z. Lopata and Judith A. Levy.
Series Title: Understanding social problems.
Responsibility: edited by Helena Z. Lopata and Judith A. Levy.
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