Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work
Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 2/e
is the first HSBE text to approach the subject from a comparative theory perspective, providing coverage of the most current and contemporary theories as well as traditional theories. A consistent framework for analysis is provided for all of the theoretical systems that are covered. This text encourages students to develop critical thinking skills in analyzing and comparing theories, and includes contemporary developments in traditional lifespan theory, theories of political economy, and a separate chapter on transpersonal theory (Ch. 12). Each chapter includes coverage of the research that supports a particular theory, as well as an analysis of the validity of that research; each chapter also includes a discussion of updated “Contemporary Issues.”
New features to the 2nd edition include updated content in all chapters, as well as new content on:
New theoretical content added to the textbook represents the most contemporary and cutting edge content in theory that is not usually found in other human behavior or theory textbooks.
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The basic structure of domination and oppression is the “ patriarchy ” — a primary
power structure that is used deliberately and purposively to control and subjugate
women . Ritzer ( 1988 ) identified three major strains of feminist theory that ...
Although the gay and lesbian liberation movement has had a dramatic impact on
the visibility of some lesbians and gay men in American culture , overt oppression
is still pervasive . The continued existence of such oppression may be a ...
Empowerment theories see personal and political transformation not only as an
ever - present possibility but also as a necessity when conditions of oppression
exist . In addition , they address important psychological components related to