Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495504289

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced approach, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of 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 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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Social Problems

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133912655

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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For courses in Social Problems Frame social problems, and identify solutions, through the lens of politics. Always controversial, and ever more polarizing in today’s political climate, social problems take up a huge chunk of our cultural bandwidth. Rather than simply presenting social problems as a series of facts, the sixth edition of Social Problems focuses on how people construct problems, and how they develop potential solutions, based on their political attitudes. Analyzing issues from liberal, radical-left, conservative, and libertarian points of view, author John Macionis explains why people disagree about what the problems are, and how one person’s “problem” may well be another’s “solution.” Once you understand how social problems are defined politically, you'll be able to develop your own positions, and you'll have the knowledge you need to engage in solving social problems through activism and political discussion. Social Problems, Sixth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Learn more.
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Social Problems

Community, Policy, and Social Action

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506362710

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Empower your students to become part of the solution. The new Sixth Edition of Anna Leon-Guerrero’s Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action goes beyond the typical presentation of contemporary social problems and their consequences by emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of community involvement to achieve real solutions. With a clear and upbeat tone, this thought-provoking text challenges readers to see the social and structural forces that determine our social problems; to consider various policies and programs that attempt to address these problems; and to recognize and learn how they can be part of the solution to social problems in their own community. New to This Edition Many of the social policy discussions (including immigration, LGBTQ rights, the Affordable Care Act, and Internet neutrality) have been updated to reflect the most recent government actions and debates. More recent data, and new data sources, have been incorporated throughout, both in the main narrative and in the "Exploring Social Problems" features. New “Voices in the Community” subjects on gender, work and the economy, and war and terrorism appear in several chapters. New “In Focus” topics include Black Lives Matters, assault weapons, and college drug problems. The chapter on gender has been substantially updated with new or expanded coverage of binary/cisgender/transgender identification, gender nonconformity discrimination, sexual misconduct on college campuses, and the rights of trans and intersex individuals. Other new or expanded coverage elsewhere includes economic anxiety, robotization in the workplace, white nationalists, feminist theories about race, “fake” news, net neutrality, community policing, gentrification and segregation in U.S. cities, and the immigration and environmental policies of the Trump administration.
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Handbook of Social Problems

A Comparative International Perspective

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926108

Category: Political Science

Page: 687

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The Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective provides a unique, broadly comparative perspective on the current state of social problems and deviance in a variety of societies around the world. Editor George Ritzer, along with leading U.S. and global sociologists, examines the relationship between social problems and a society's level of development and affluence. The essays in this volume focus on interrelated issues involved in the relationship between social problems and the level of development and affluence. The Handbook explores the theory of the weakness of the strong—in other words, strong or wealthy nations may have greater vulnerability to some social problems than less developed or affluent societies. This theory is clearly illustrated in this volume by the aftermath of September 11, 2001depicting the vulnerability of the U.S. to social problems in far-removed corners of the world. In addition, the international and comparative essays in this volume cover other important issues such as the impact of modern technologies on social problems, ecological problems, global inequality, health as a social problem, and much more. The Handbook of Social Problems is a vital resource for sociologists and graduate students, as well as an excellent addition to any academic library.
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Social Problems in a Free Society

Myths, Absurdities, and Realities

Author: Myles J. Kelleher

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761829249

Category: Education

Page: 332

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The future of the sociologist's profession is jeopardized by an ongoing trend toward the politicization of sociology and the radicalization of social problems. This book calls for the rethinking of the culture of social, political, and economic liberty to create a resurgence of a sociological agenda. Social Problems in a Free Society offers an original perspective on social problems such as violations of the principles of individual rights and the free market. This book is a vision for reinvigorating the discipline in a fashion undreamt of within the wearisome strains of today's radical social problems theory.
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Encyclopedia of Social Problems

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412941652

Category: Reference

Page: 1208

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From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level.
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Diversity in America

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412956374

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This Third Edition once more squarely addresses the topic which perhaps generates more passion, invective, and raucous debate than all others in American society today. Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Is there too much immigration? Are Americans no longer sufficiently 'American'? This book answers these questions by using history and sociology to shed light on socially constructed myths about the past, misunderstandings from the present, and anxieties about the future of American social and cultural diversity.
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Contemporary Social Problems

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205420766

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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Using an eclectic and comprehensive blend of theoretical viewpoints to analyze contemporary problems, the author illustrates how social problems are socially constructed, and provides many cross-cultural examples of problems in other societies. Topics that are new or updated for the sixth edition include: An expanded discussion of the sociological imagination and its role in helping to recognize and solve problems (Ch. 2). New material comparing per capita consumption in Most and Least Developed Countries, and on worldwide efforts to decrease the number of undernourished people (Ch. 3). How the threat of terrorism affects those living and working in cities (Ch. 4); an assessment of the 1996 Welfare Reform (Ch. 6); public opinion about homosexuality, civil unions, and gay adoptions (Ch. 7); legal decisions on college affirmative action policies (Ch. 8); international terrorism (Ch. 9); the stratification of health care in the U.S.; and the social costs of lack of health care (Ch. 11); "club drugs" like Ecstasy, Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine (Ch. 13).
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