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.

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.

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.

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.

Debating Social Problems


Author: Leonard A. Steverson,Jennifer Melvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351388657
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
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Debating Social Problems emphasizes the process of debate as a means of addressing social problems and helps students engage in active learning. The debate format covers sensitive material in a way that encourages students to talk about this material openly in class. This succinct text includes activities that promote critical thinking and includes examples from current events.

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' is devoted to the state of knowledge of social problems. Focussed on social problems of global interest, with weight towards American society, top sociologists have contributed chapters to this text.

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People


Author: Charles Zastrow
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495809527
Category: Social Science
Page: 640
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The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Power and Resistance

Critical Thinking About Canadian Social Issues
Author: Wayne Antony,Jessica Antony,Les Samuelson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781552668535
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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How do we make sense of the social problems that continue to plague Canadian society? Our understanding of issues such as poverty, racism, violence, homophobia, crime and pollution stems from our view of how society is structured. From the dominant neoliberal perspective, social problems arise from individuals making poor choices. From a critical perspective, however, these social troubles are caused by structural social inequalities. Disparities in economic, social and political power - that is, relations of power based on class, race, gender and sexual orientation - are the central structural element of capitalist, patriarchal, colonialist societies. The contributors to Power and Resistance use this critical perspective to explore Canadian social issues such as poverty, colonialism, homophobia, violence against women, climate change and so on. This sixth edition adds chapters on the corporatization of higher education, the lethal impacts of colonialism, democracy, the social determinants of health, drug policy and sexual violence on campus.

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.

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).

Social Problems

Issues and Solutions
Author: Charles Zastrow
Publisher: Burnham, Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Deviant behavior
Page: 587
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SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS provides a clear and concise description and analysis of major social problems in the United States. The text stimulates interest in understanding and doing something about resolving social problems by presenting and describing solutions for each problem discussed. Provides an understanding of sociological theories and research that explains the nature of social problems and possible resolutions.

Die Welt verändern

Social Entrepreneurs und die Kraft neuer Ideen
Author: David Bornstein
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608946130
Category:
Page: 410
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Social Problems in a Diverse Society


Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205198351
Category: Political Science
Page: 477
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Emphasizing the centrality of race, class, and gender in understanding people's life experiences and social problems in the US and other nations, this college-level text addresses contentious issues with reason and perspective. Topics covered in the volume's 18 chapters include wealth and poverty; t

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability, 6th Edition


Author: Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM,Irmo Marini, PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106560
Category: Psychology
Page: 568
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"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter

Social Problems in American Society


Author: James M. Henslin,Larry T. Reynolds
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social problems
Page: 349
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A collection of articles presenting contemporary social problems as to arouse interest in examining its relationship with the current structure of American society.

Contemporary Readings in Social Problems


Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero,Kristine Zentgraf
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412965306
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course. The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.

Urban Issues, 6th Edition


Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452226784
Category: Political Science
Page: 332
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Is extreme poverty growing? Is business-style competition a good model for improving schools? Are downtowns making a sustainable comeback? These are just some of the provocative questions your students will find in the new edition of Urban Issues. For current coverage of urban politics, your students will appreciate the balanced and unbiased reporting of CQ Researcher. Urban Issues gives them a window into how policy is made and implemented and is sure to spark classroom debate. Each chapter examines the key players, stakes, and lessons for the future, while covering the range of fact, analysis, and opinion surrounding each issue. Advancing critical thinking, each report includes the following useful features: a pron box that examines two competing sides of a single question; a detailed chronology; an annotated bibliography and web resources; and photos, charts, graphs, and maps. Customize your own book! Choose from an extensive collection of CQ Researcher articles and create the Urban Issues that is perfect for your class. Find out more at custom.cqpress.com.

Indian Social Problems (Vol-2)

Social Disorganization and Reconstruction
Author: G.R. Madan
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 8184244606
Category: Social problems
Page: 640
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This volume is a part of the comprehensive study about social problems that India is facing at present. The whole study is divided into five volumes. This Volume Two deals with various fields of social work in India and is the Fifth revised edition of the earlier volume published in 1967. The fields covered have been discussed under five heads. Part One deals with concept and scope of social work as well as history of social work in U.K., U.S.A. and India. Part Two examines the social welfare services being provided for children, women, youth, labour and backward classes; urban and rural welfare; family welfare and housing. Part Three deals with social security measures and services for the handicapped. Part Four is concerned with social administration and legislation. Part Five deals with international welfare agencies and examines critically the state of welfare services being provided in India. Part Six deals with developments which have taken place in this field since 1973 when the second edition was brought out.