Studies in Alienation: Collected Papers of Melvin Seeman (Hardcover)
This book compiles cross-cultural studies on alienation undertaken by the late Dr. Melvin Seeman, including relevant historical and theoretical contexts and analyses related to the ongoing development of the alienation model and its counterparts in the behavioral sciences. Chapters track the development of this model across a half-century of interdisciplinary research, encompassing various research partnerships over the years.
Paul Seeman is a former Superior Court Judge and Commissioner. He was the California Juvenile Court Judge of the Year in 2009, taught Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency for the Continuing Judicial Studies Program of the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER), and was a member of the California Judicial Council Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz with Highest Honors in Sociology, Paul Seeman also taught at UCSC as a guest lecturer on the Sociology of Law and Juvenile Justice. He currently consults on criminal justice reform, particularly access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, and on voter protection and voter protection hotline management. Dr. Teresa Seeman is a Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained as a social epidemiologist, with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interdisciplinary research has focused on understanding the health effects of social contexts (e.g., socio-economic status, social relationships) and psychological characteristics (e.g., control beliefs, perceptions of self-efficacy), including effects on risks for physical and cognitive decline as well as overall longevity. Dr. Seeman has a long history of funding from the National Institutes of Health for a range of large, community-based research efforts and has published over 400 research articles in peer-reviewed journals.