The book Teenage Wasteland by Donna Gaines

Comparative Social Institutions Book Analysis
1. Who is the author and why is this book important to them? (1 point; 2 to 3 paragraphs)

2. What is this book about? (4 points; ¾ to full page)

3. What are the identities of the central characters? (3 points: ¾ page)

4. How are those identities influenced by family, neighborhood, culture, ethnicity, religion, schools, work, politics, health care, age, race, gender, etc.? (5 points; 2 to 3 pages)

5. What norms, values, folkways, perspectives influence how these central characters relate to social institutions? (3 points; 1 to 2 pages)

6. Based on what you know, how would you work with these central characters should you face them in a social work environment? Consider their self-beliefs, world views, and attitudes toward social work institutions. (4 points; 3 pages)

 

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