Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285746503

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Mooney, Knox, and Schacht’s UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as “Animals and Society,” “The Human Side,” and “Self and Society” enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495091588

Category: Science

Page: 696

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This is a comprehensive mid-level paperback text that takes a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to social problems. The text progresses from a micro- to macro-level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Understanding Social Problems

Media Edition

Author: David Knox,Caroline Schacht,Linda A. Mooney

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9780534587604

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs

Author: Leon H. Ginsberg,Julie Miller-Cribbs

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035814

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services. With this edition, the authors cover all the required content areas for the social welfare policy and service sequence as specified in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.
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Understanding social problems

Author: Donald H. Zimmerman,D. Lawrence Wieder,Siu Zimmerman

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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Angles Of Vision

How To Understand Social Problems

Author: Leonard Beeghley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429981902

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Angles of Vision is a compact text that provides students with basic information about social problems and teaches them a strategy for understanding these issues. Students learn how to distinguish between individual and structural analyses and the importance of placing issues in a historical and international context to gain a clearer understanding. In so doing, students come to appreciate that sociology is a hypothesis-testing discipline. The author uses metaphors, vignettes, and humor to convey the fundamental concepts, key findings, and methods by which sociologists understand social problems. } Angles of Vision is a compact text that provides students with basic information about social problems and teaches them a strategy for understanding these issues. Students learn how to distinguish between individual and structural analyses and the importance of placing issues in a historical and international context to gain a clearer understanding. In so doing, students come to appreciate that sociology is a hypothesis-testing discipline. The author uses metaphors, vignettes, and humor to convey the fundamental concepts, key findings, and methods by which sociologists understand social problems.Each chapter is organized to facilitate students understanding. First the issue is presented. The reasons why it is considered a social problem are explained along with a brief history. Second, historical and international data on the issue are sketched, ordinarily in simple tables or figures. The historical data go back as far as plausible, usually a century or more. The international data usually compare the U.S. with Western European nations, such as the U.K., France, and others. Third, the consequences of the issue are discussed. Fourth, the way individuals affect and are affected by the problem is outlined. Fifth, the relationship between social structure and the problem is explained. Finally, the implications of the problem are reviewed. *Jargon-free writing style and use of humor and anecdotes clearly illustrate concepts and hold students interest. *Historical and international data provide students with a broader and more empirical basis with which to examine social problems. *Looks at social problems from different angles of vision such as individual or structural. *Emphasizes the importance of hypothesis testing.. Angles of Vision is a compact text that provides students with a strategy for understanding social problems.Ten readable chapters cover:abortion, gender inequality, racial and ethnic inequality, poverty, drugs, homicide, aging, health.Chapters begin with a brief outline of what is to follow, and end with a short list of further reading. Each chapter succinctly addresses the dimensions of the problem, its consequences, its effect on individuals, its effect on the social structure, and its implications. Key studies, comprehensive historical and comparative data, fundamental concepts, and key methods are explained using metaphors, vignettes, and humor that will draw your students in, while giving them a firm grounding in social problems. }
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Understanding Social Problems

Issues in Social Policy

Author: Margaret May,Robert Page,Edward Brunsdon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631220299

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This up-to-date and accessible text fills an important gap in the market by introducing students to social policy perspectives on social problems. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, using subheadings, boxed material, tables, and up-to-date examples Each chapter includes a brief outline of the issues to be explored and question sections to help learning, develop evaluative skills and encourage project work Includes an annotated guide to further reading, helpful internet addresses, and a bibliography of sources cited Chapters can be used independently or in conjunction with others addressing related questions
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Extraordinary Behavior

A Case Study Approach to Understanding Social Problems

Author: Dennis L. Peck,Norman Allan Dolch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275970154

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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This collection of case studies introduces readers to many of the common yet extraordinary social problems in contemporary American society. Employing a symbolic interaction approach, the authors identify the origins of the problems, define the issues, and explore the potential remedies.
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Understanding Social Problems

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497006279

Category: Education

Page: 89

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Social Problems. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Understanding Social Problems And Policies

Author: Profulla C. Sarker

Publisher: Serials Publications

ISBN: 9788183871457

Category: Social policy

Page: 189

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This Book Is Designed To Understand The Contemporary Social Problems, Their Causes And Consequences On The Life And Society And Largely To The Nation. This Book Is Also Designed To Focus On How The Social Policies Are Formulated For The Reduction As Well As Solution Of The Different Social Problems To Enhance Social Development. This Volume Is The Compilation Of Several Research Papers Which Were Presented Earlier In Different Conferences, Congresses, And Symposia By The Author And Which Have Already Been Published In Different Professional Journals And Proceedings.
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S. G. Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney,Lori Ann Fowler,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495128274

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Written by Lori Ann Fowler of Tarrant County College, the study guide includes learning objectives, brief and detailed chapter outlines, key terms, internet activities, InfoTrac exercises, student projects and classroom activities, and practice tests consisting of 20-25 multiple-choice and 10-15 true/false questions with answers and page references, 5 short answer questions and 5 essay questions with page references to enhance and test your students' understanding of chapter concepts.
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Physische Geographie

Author: Tom L. McKnight,Darrel Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827373366

Category:

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Study Guide for Mooney/Knox/Schacht's Understanding Social Problems, 8th

Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111837761

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Written by Gary Titchener of Des Moines Area Community College, each chapter of the study guide includes a brief chapter outline, learning objectives, a key terms matching exercise, a fill-in-the-blank chapter review, student worksheets, Internet activities, InfoTrac exercises, and practice tests consisting of multiple-choice and true/false questions with answers and page references, as well as short answer questions and essay questions with page references to enhance and test your understanding of chapter concepts.
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Reading Between the Lines

Toward an Understanding of Current Social Problems

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767416382

Category: Social problems

Page: 576

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Drawing from a wide selection of current research and writings, "Reading Between the Lines" brings together accessible readings that examine a broad range of social problems and reflect different conceptual approaches. The text provides a conceptual framework for understanding social problems and enables an integrated race, class, and gender analysis..
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Understanding Contemporary Social Problems Through Media

Author: Roberta Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317249925

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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Goldberg uses a multi-media approach to critically examine the most significant and volatile issues of our times: the environmental crisis, upheavals in the developing world, health, terrorism, and technology. The book is unique in its in-depth coverage of these pressing social concerns and its use of extensive media resources through a companion website. An introductory section reviews basic sociological concepts and theories, including the sociological imagination and class, gender, and race stratification all of which are revisited in each chapter. The book helps students appreciate the magnitude of the problems of the twenty-first century as they develop the intellectual tools to understand them sociologically and personally.Features of the text: "
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Health and Health Care as Social Problems

Author: Peter Conrad,Valerie Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528574

Category: Medical

Page: 369

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This engaging and accessible reader takes a social problems approach to health and medicine, providing a broad and critical lens on contemporary health problems. Designed for courses on social problems and on medical sociology, the volume embraces two fundamental principles: that health and illness are at least partly socially produced, and that health care is not an unfettered good and often brings with it serious social problems. The volume is organized into six sections, addressing the medicalization of human problems; the social construction of health problems; social movements; gender; race and class and the provision of health care; and medical accountability. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the depth and richness of a social problems approach to health and medicine, and the critical perspective it brings to our understanding of health and illness in U.S. society.
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