Children and Families in the Social Environment

Transaction Publishers, 2017
The first edition of this volume successfully applied Bronfenbrenner's "micro-systems" taxonomy to childrearing and family life. Emphasizing how forces in the environment influence children's behavior, Garbarino has staked out an intermediate position between the psychoanalytic and the systems approach to human development. Taking cognizance of new research and of changes in American society, Garbarino has once again carefully analyzed the importance of children's social relationships. For this wholly revised second edition, he has incorporated a greater emphasis on ethnic, cultural, and racial issues.

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An Introduction
The Ecology of Human Development
Sociocultural Risk and Opportunity
The Family as a Social System
The Developing Child in a Changing Environment
The Ecology of Childbearing and Child Rearing
Cultural Diversity and Identity Formation
The Territory of Childhood
Developmental Issues in the Human Services
Social Policy Children and Their Families
In Conclusion The Issue Is Human Quality
What Does It Mean To Be Human?

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Sivu 250 - STRONGER LESSONS. Have you learn'd lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learn'd great lessons from those who reject you, and brace themselves against you ? or who treat you with contempt, or dispute the passage with you ? A PRAIRIE SUNSET.
Sivu 2 - But he who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god: he is no part of a state.
Sivu 180 - At school they say my name funny as if the syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth. But in Spanish my name is made out of a softer something, like silver, not quite as thick as sister's name — Magdalena — which is uglier than mine.
Sivu 49 - If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to treat every problem as if it were a nail.
Sivu 180 - In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting. It is like the number nine. A muddy color. It is the Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings when he is shaving, songs like sobbing. It was my great-grandmother's name and now it is mine. She was a horse woman too, born like me in the Chinese year of the horse — which is supposed to be bad luck if you're born female — but I think this is a Chinese lie because the Chinese, like...
Sivu 39 - if men define situations as real they are real in their consequences...
Sivu 25 - ... a set of nested structures, each inside the next, like a set of Russian dolls
Sivu 66 - Support systems perform several critical social functions relevant to the dynamics of child maltreatment by acting as: . . . continuing social aggregates that provide Individuals with opportunities for feedback about themselves and for validations for their expectations about others, which may offset deficiencies in these communications within the larger community context.
Sivu 281 - Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are Born. Every Morn and every Night Some are Born to Sweet Delight. Some are Born to Sweet Delight, Some are Born to Endless Night. We are led to Believe a Lie When we see not Thro...

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