Macro Systems in the Social Environment, 2nd Edition
- Dennis D. Long Xavier University
- Marla C. Holle
- ISBN-10: 0495007722 | ISBN-13: 9780495007722
- 240 Pages
- Previous Editions: 1997
- © 2007 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
By using social-psychological literature and sociological theory to examine infancy through later adulthood, this text challenges students to probe the larger social context when viewing the complexities of human development. Long and Holle examine and emphasize the importance of organizations, communities, society, and global influences in assessing human behavior in the social environment. To facilitate the integration of theory and content, the authors use different theoretical orientations to organize the chapters. These are followed by an analysis of developmental issues, a case example, a section in which macro-level influences are highlighted, a reintegration of theory section, and suggested activities.
1. Macro Systems: Their Importance and Usefulness to the Social Worker.
3. Preschool Children.
4. Children of School Age.
6. Young Adulthood.
7. Middle Adulthood.
8. Later Adulthood.
9. Achieving Social Justice and Empowerment.
"The authors do a masterful job emphasizing the importance of macro-level practice and its integration into daily, micro-level social work. Throughout each of the developmental stages, they show the relevance of macro-concepts, rooted in applicable theory, and the impact it has on each respective stage. It bridges the gap between micro and macro practice and enhances traditional HBSE texts by doing so."— Chad Morse, University of Alaska-Anchorage