Table of contents. List of contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. The Field of Socialization in Review. New frontiers in socialization: an introduction (T.J. Owens, R.A. Settersten, Jr.). Socialization and the life course: new frontiers in theory and research (R.A. Settersten, Jr.). Self-socialization and post-traditional society (W. Heinz). Life careers and the theory of action (J. Giele). Socialization in Specific Contexts. Work Settings. Understanding adaptation to work in adulthood: a contextual developmental approach (D.M. Hyson, J.T. Mortimer). The relationship of turning points at work to perceptions of psychological growth and change (E. Wethington). In the shadows of giants: identity and institution building in the American academic profession (J.C. Hermanowicz). Family Settings. Socialization and the family revisited (N.M. Putney, V.L. Bengtson). Neighborhood Settings. Moving and still: neighborhoods, human development, and the life course (R.A. Settersten Jr., T.E. Andersson). The Work-Family Intersection.
Careers and lives: socialization, structural lag, and gendered ambivalence (P. Moen, R.M. Orrange). The Neighborhood-Family Intersection. Individual risk for crime is exacerbated in poor familial and neighborhood contexts: the contribution of low birth weight, family adversity, and neighborhood disadvantage to life course-persistent offending (A.R. Piquero, Brian Lawton). Peer Groups and Friendships. The death of friends in later life, (B. deVries, C. Johnson). Educational Settings. Educational participation across the life course: do the rich get richer? (A.M. Pallas). Medical Settings. The life course as an organizing principle and a socializing resource in modern medicine (D. Rosenfeld, E.B. Gallagher). Military. Die Bildung of the warrior class: socialization and the acquisition of cultural resources (J.J. Dowd). Race, Gender, and History as Context. Racial and gender differences in the transition to adulthood:
a longitudinal study of Philadelphia youth (J.A. Kmec, F.F. Furstenberg, Jr.). The imprint of time: historical experiences in the lives of mature adults (R.A. Settersten Jr., L. Martin). Culture and Nation. Social change, the life course, and socialization: biographies of labor market entrants after unification (S. Falk, A. Weymann).