Becoming Mature: Childhood Ghosts and Spirits in Adult Life (Communication & Social Order) (Hardcover)

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Becoming Mature: Childhood Ghosts and Spirits in Adult Life (Communication & Social Order) (Hardcover)

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Presents an integrated theory of development and maturation focusing on the influence of childhood experience on adult women. The book draws on the theories of Mead, Habermas, and Schutz, and on narratives and group discussions to analyze case studies.
Valerie Malhotra Bentz is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. Her areas of expertise include Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology of the Arts, Social Psychology of Women, Social Work Practice, Sociology of Childhood, and Sociological Practice. She is a co-editor of Visual Images of Women in the Artsand Mass Media and the author of numerous journal articles. She has also served as a reviewer for the journals Sociological Quarterly, Qualitative Sociology, and Social Science Quarterly. Professor Bentz is founder and Vice-President for Education and Research, Institute on Communication and Mental Health Studies, Inc., Denton.
Product Details ISBN: 9780202303581
ISBN-10: 0202303586
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 31st, 1989
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Communication & Social Order