The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives

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Elizabeth A. Carter, Monica McGoldrick
Allyn and Bacon, 1999 - Psychology - 541 pages
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New edition of a text for health care and social service professionals and students in medicine, social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling. Topics include the individual life cycle in systemic perspective, cultural influences on the family life cycle, the Latino family life cycle, siblings

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Either this book got less radical, or I got more radical as I read it. This is a collaboration of chapters from various different authors--all around the theme of the life cycle. The focus that I saw ... Read full review

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This is essential reading for those wishing to think about and understand the complexity of individuals within their family, social and political contexts. It provides and alternative to individualised formulations of people, including the impacts of interrelationships of biology, society, history and development on their circumstances at any one point in time. 

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The Individual in the Family and in History
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Our Life Cycles Unfold in the Context of the Community
11
Assessing Individual Development
17
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