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Marris, Peter

Overview
Works: 67 works in 417 publications in 1 language and 10,438 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Marris
Attachment across the life cycle by Colin Murray Parkes( )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To explain and understand the patterns that attachment play in psychiatric and social problems a body of knowledge has sprung up which owes much to the pioneering work of the late John Bowlby. This book draws together recent theoretical contributions, research findings and clinical data from psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and ethologists from Britain, America and Europe
Dilemmas of social reform; poverty and community action in the United States by Peter Marris( Book )

72 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title is a classic work on social reform. It is an account of the origins and development of community action from its beginnings in the Ford Foundation Gray Area Programs and the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, through the rise and decline of the War on Poverty and the Model Cities program. In the ruthlessly impartial examination of various poverty programs, two social scientists one British, one American--explain why programs of such size and complexity have only a minimal chance of success. They describe the realities of reform and point up how the conservatism of bureaucracy, the rivalries among political and administrative jurisdictions, and the apathy of the poor have often hindered national and local efforts. On the other hand, they show how these obstacles can be overcome by an imaginative combination of leadership, democratic participation, and scientific analysis. This second edition also contains a new chapter that was not included in the first edition. This new chapter, tries to set the study in a broader context: first, by interpreting the political motives and constraints that led to the adoption of community action as a principal strategy of a nationwide war on poverty and second, by discussing the underlying weaknesses of democracy that community action implied and sought to tackle. Distinguished by an analysis of the major critics of community action, the book provides a balanced perspective of the movement against its many foes. It is important reading for anyone engaged in planning or community action, whether as organizer, consultant, official, or politician."--Provided by publisher
Family and social change in an African city a study of rehousing in Lagos by Peter Marris( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is a study of the pattern of social life which developed in the slums of central Lagos; and of the effects of a compulsory slum clearance scheme on the lives of those who were removed
Loss and change by Peter Marris( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1974, then reissued in 1986 with a long introduction by the author, which developed the analysis in the light of recent theory and related it to work done in the field since its first publication. The late Peter Marris shows how understanding grief can help us to understand processes of change, both personal and social, and to handle them with more compassion for ourselves and others. He sees grieving as the working out of a psychological reintegration, whose principles are essentially similar whether the 'structures of meaning' of our life fall apart from the loss of a perso
Widows and their families by Peter Marris( )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first books to be published in the UK on bereavement, this ground-breaking study presents the results of a survey of widows in London. Focussing on younger women whose husbands had died the book deals first with grief and mourning then examines the consequences of bereavement through the help of relatives and friends and the changes it brings about to the widow's family life. Throughout the book the consequences of widowhood are discussed with relevance to psychological theory and to national policy. Originally published in 1958
The politics of uncertainty : attachment in private and public life by Peter Marris( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Politics of Uncertainty Peter Marris examines one of the most crucial and least studied aspects of social relationships: how we manage uncertainty, from the child's struggle for secure attachment to the competitive strategies of multinational corporations. Using a powerful synthesis of social and psychological theory, he shows how strategies of competition interact with the individual's sense of personal agency to place the heaviest burden of uncertainty on those with the fewest social and economic resources. He argues that these strategies maximize uncertainty for everyone by undermining the reciprocity essential to successful economic and social relationships. At a time when global economic reorganization is undermining security of employment, The Politics of Uncertainty makes a convincing case for strategies of co-operation at both personal and political levels to ensure our economic and social survival in the twenty-first century
Community planning and conceptions of change by Peter Marris( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family and social change in an African city : a study of rehousing in Lagos by Peter Marris( )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
African businessmen: a study of entrepreneurship and development in Kenya by Peter Marris( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of higher education by Peter Marris( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African entrepreneur; a study of entrepreneurship and development in Kenya by Peter Marris( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widows and their families. by Peter Marris( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first books to be published in the UK on bereavement, this ground-breaking study presents the results of a survey of widows in London. Focussing on younger women whose husbands had died the book deals first with grief and mourning then examines the consequences of bereavement through the help of relatives and friends and the changes it brings about to the widow's family life. Throughout the book the consequences of widowhood are discussed with relevance to psychological theory and to national policy. Originally published in 1958
Dilemmas of social reform : poverty and community action in the United States : with a new preface by Peter Marris( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning and action : community planning and conceptions of change by Peter Marris( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African city life by Peter Marris( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dreams of General Jerusalem by Peter Marris( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family and social change in an African city : a study of rehousing in Lagos by Peter Marris( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of higher education by Peter Marris( )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of slums and patterns of change by Peter Marris( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemmas of social reform. Poverty and community action in the United States ... Second edition by Peter Marris( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Attachment across the life cycle
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Dilemmas of social reform; poverty and community action in the United StatesFamily and social change in an African city a study of rehousing in LagosWidows and their familiesThe politics of uncertainty : attachment in private and public lifeWidows and their families.Family and social change in an African city : a study of rehousing in LagosDilemmas of social reform. Poverty and community action in the United States ... Second edition
Alternative Names
Horsey Marris, Peter 1927-2007

Marris, Peter Horsey 1927-

Marris, Peter Horsey 1927-2007

Peter Horsey Marris

Peter Horsey Marris britisch-US-amerikanischer Soziologe, Städteplaner und Autor

Peter Marris British author

Peter Marris Brits auteur (1927-2007)

Languages
English (341)