Thinking About Social Problems

Thinking About Social Problems
Author: Donileen Loseke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351472097
ISBN 13: 9781351472098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking About Social Problems Book Review:

The new second edition of this distinctive and widely adopted textbook brings into the classroom an overview of how images of social problems can shape not only public policy and social services, but also the ways in which we make sense of ourselves and others. It introduces two primary changes. First, some attention is devoted to the "new social movements" that emphasize social change through identity transformation rather than through structural change. Second, the text now also looks more closely at the importance of emotions in constructing public consciousness of social problems.When the first edition was published, Teaching Sociology noted, "Loseke does a superb job explaining the relationship between sociology and social problems in a text that is very well research and engaging, yet with tremendous attention to detail and accuracy... [W]ould provide a solid base for any social problems class." Contemporary Sociology wrote that the book is "engagingly well written in a personal, unpretentious style, and well informed by the author's knowledge of the professional literature."

European Social Problems

European Social Problems
Author: Stuart Isaacs
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1317418379
ISBN 13: 9781317418375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Social Problems Book Review:

European Social Problems is the first book to examine social issues in Europe from the perspective of the social sciences. It considers many of these social problems following the UK’s ‘leave’ vote. Key topics examined here include: immigration; multiculturalism and religion; health; inequalities; education; riots and protest; drugs and crime; sexuality. These core issues run as a thread through Europe and are experienced by Europeans themselves as social problems. As such, this text facilitates students’ direct engagement with some of the problematic constituents in their own lives. This text is suitable for those studying social policy, sociology, politics, international relations, criminology and education studies. In this way it functions as an accessible ‘reader’ for final year undergraduates as well as postgraduate students.

The Economics of Social Problems

The Economics of Social Problems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1984-11-11
ISBN 10: 1349068276
ISBN 13: 9781349068272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Problems

Social Problems
Author: Joel Best
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780393533040
ISBN 13: 0393533042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems Book Review:

"An important alternative to traditional social problems textbooks, Best's Social Problems seeks to how and why particular conditions come to be constructed as social problems. Walking students through the stages of the social problems process, the best-selling author of Damned Lies and Statistics equips readers with the tools to better analyze what they read and hear about social problems in the media. The Fourth Edition has been updated with new examples and case studies on timely topics such as campus sexual assault, the opioid epidemic, and fake news, helping students connect theory to everyday life"--

Social Problems

Social Problems
Author: Joel Best
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 9780393918632
ISBN 13: 0393918637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems Book Review:

A complete set of tools for analyzing any social problem. Updated with over 60 new examples and case studies, Social Problems shows how activists, experts, and their opponents frame social problems through the logic that they use; the rhetoric of claims-making; and the ways that access to resources determines who gets their claims heard. Drawing on social constructionist theory, the idea that our experience of reality is created through the interaction and participation of individuals and groups, Joel Best helps readers understand the complex competitive process through which problems emerge. In order to help students connect theory to everyday life, Joel Best fills the book with colorful examples and case studies from the real world.

Social Problems and Inequality

Social Problems and Inequality
Author: John Alessio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1317053559
ISBN 13: 9781317053552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems and Inequality Book Review:

Social Problems and Inequality explores integrated and root-cause-based explanations of complex social problems. Written in clear and understandable language, allowing it to be used for classroom purposes, it addresses the most fundamental principles of how humans, acting through social units, create, and eventually can remedy, social problems. With a central focus on the problem of inequality and the manner in which this is manifested in crime, social class and stratification, this book examines the key theoretical perspectives relevant to the study and solution of social problems, whilst drawing upon rich illustrations and case studies from the US and Europe to offer a thorough examination of the nature, common root causes and social remedies of social problems. Providing discussions of both theoretical approaches and concrete applications, Social Problems and Inequality investigates the sources of various prejudices and attitudes that contribute to social problems and the associated issues of globalization, economic greed and imperialism. Accessible in style and comprehensive in its coverage, this book will appeal to students and scholars of social problems across the social sciences.

Global Social Problems

Global Social Problems
Author: Allan Mazur
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780742548046
ISBN 13: 074254804X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Social Problems Book Review:

While conventional social problems textbooks focus on issues in the United States, Global Social Problems examines major problems around the world. Beginning with a broad history of how humanity came to be divided along its present major social cleavages, the text then turns to the specific problems of war, social inequality, population, and resources and environment. It is intended as a core reading for a class on global social problems including war, inequality, population, and resources and environment.

Angles Of Vision

Angles Of Vision
Author: Leonard Beeghley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0429981902
ISBN 13: 9780429981906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angles Of Vision Book Review:

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. }

Social Problems

Social Problems
Author: Eric Bonds
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 1351689207
ISBN 13: 9781351689205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems Book Review:

Social Problems: A Human Rights Perspective, Second Edition evaluates U.S. society through an international human rights framework. The book provides a critical discussion about what rights mean, along with a sociological exploration of power and inequality to explain why human rights are so often violated or left ignored and unfulfilled in the United States. In each chapter, the book offers numerous policy alternatives that could provide a pathway toward the increased fulfillment of rights, while also stressing the important role that nonviolent social movements have had, and must have in the future, in achieving greater justice, dignity, wellbeing, and environmental protection in our society. This edition includes several new chapters on topics of major interest to students, including: the human right to health climate change and human rights immigration and human rights violations in U.S. society a new discussion of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Social Problems gives social science students a new way to understand pressing social issues that exist in their own communities.

Social Problems Social Issues Social Science

Social Problems  Social Issues  Social Science
Author: James Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351489755
ISBN 13: 9781351489751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems Social Issues Social Science Book Review:

Sociology has tackled some of the most formidable problems that confront contemporary society: inequality, homelessness, violence, gender, and many more. Sociologists assert that hypotheses can be formulated and tested against empirical evidence, that faulty viewpoints can be uncovered and discarded, and that plausible theory can be distinguished from mere ideology. This collection was written over a span of forty-four years and is presented in the belief that sociology is a science.In Social Problems, Social Issues, Social Science, James D. Wright presents his research on some of the social issues that have most vexed America: homelessness, addiction, divorce, minimum wage, and gun control, among others. Starting with essays first published in the flagship journal Society, Wright offers readers a foundational look at specific social problems and the methods sociologists have used to study them. He then provides an up-to-date re-examination of each issue, analysing the changes that have occurred over time and how sociologists have responded to it.This book is both a retrospective on the field and on one scholar's life and work. Using his own experience in researching and writing about America's most trenchant social issues, Wright describes the evolution of the methods and theory used by social scientists to understand and, ultimately, to confront America's most troublesome social problems.

Social Problems

Social Problems
Author: Joel M. Charon,Lee Garth Vigilant
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781133318248
ISBN 13: 113331824X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems Book Review:

A unique and groundbreaking collection of fifty-four articles organized in eleven thematic sections, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: READINGS WITH FOUR QUESTIONS, Fourth Edition, combines a rigorous structural/conflict approach with a strong emphasis on the real-life experiences of those impacted by social problems. The articles include both classic and contemporary readings covering a wide range of issues in the United States and around the world. The introductory article, written by Joel M. Charon, introduces four questions that students are urged to apply throughout the reader: What is the problem? What makes the problem a "social problem"? What causes the problem? What can be done? These questions give students a consistent sociological framework to help them analyze the readings and think critically about social problems. The articles have been painstakingly selected to hold student interest while illuminating key topics; most come from books and trade publications rather than dry academic journals. As a whole, the collection powerfully explores a wide range of contemporary social problems while providing the tools and context to help students think sociologically about the social problems around us.

Religion and Social Problems

Religion and Social Problems
Author: Titus Hjelm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2011-01-21
ISBN 10: 1136854134
ISBN 13: 9781136854132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Social Problems Book Review:

Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social problems. Contributors chart the relation between religion and social problems, exploring such case studies as the impact of religion on drugs and alcohol use among Muslims, the rising importance that religion is given in social policy, the role of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in tackling social problems in post-communist East Europe, and the contested role of religion in the national and international politics of contemporary Japan. Religion and Social Problems is a broad and path-breaking contribution to the fields of sociology of religion, sociology of social problems, and religious studies.

Encyclopedia of Social Problems

Encyclopedia of Social Problems
Author: Vincent N. Parrillo
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1045
Release: 2008-05-22
ISBN 10: 1412941652
ISBN 13: 9781412941655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social Problems Book Review:

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.

Constructing Social Problems

Constructing Social Problems
Author: Malcolm Spector,John I. Kitsuse
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351526332
ISBN 13: 9781351526333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Social Problems Book Review:

There is no adequate definition of social problems within sociology, and there is not and never has been a sociology of social problems. That observation is the point of departure of this book. The authors aim to provide such a definition and to prepare the ground for the empirical study of social problems. They are aware that their objective will strike many fellow sociologists as ambitious, perhaps even arrogant. Their work challenges sociologists who have, over a period of fifty years, written treatises on social problems, produced textbooks cataloguing the nature, distribution, and causes of these problems, and taught many sociology courses. It is only natural that the authors' work will be viewed as controversial in light of the large literature which has established a "sociology of" a wide range of social problems-the sociology of race relations, prostitution, poverty, crime, mental illness, and so forth. In the 1970s when the authors were preparing for a seminar on the sociology of social problems, their review of the "literature" revealed the absence of any systematic, coherent statement of theory or method in the study of social problems. For many years the subject was listed and offered by university departments of sociology as a "service course" to present undergraduates with what they should know about the various "social pathologies" that exist in their society. This conception of social problems for several decades has been reflected in the substance and quality of the literature dominated by textbooks. In 'Constructing Social Problems', the authors propose that social problems be conceived as the claims-making activities of individuals or groups regarding social conditions they consider unjust, immoral, or harmful and that should be addressed. This perspective, as the authors have formulated it, conceives of social problems as a process of interaction that produces social problems as social facts in society. The authors further propose that this process and the social facts it produces are the data to be researched for the sociology of social problems. This volume will be of interest to those concerned with the discipline of sociology, especially its current theoretical development and growth.

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems
Author: James A. Crone
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN 10: 141299358X
ISBN 13: 9781412993586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems Book Review:

Updated with recent issues such as the national debate on health care reform, this Second Edition of How Can We Solve Our Social Problems? gives students a sense of hope by demonstrating specific, realistic steps we can take to solve some of the most pervasive social problems in America today. Author James Crone maintains a sense of sociological objectivity throughout and helps students realize that we can take steps to solve such key social problems as poverty, racial and ethnic inequality, unequal education, and environmental issues. The book's first two chapters define "social problem,," provide a theoretical background, discuss the daunting barriers we face in attempting to solve social problems, and demonstrate how sociology can help.

Social Problems

Social Problems
Author: Maxine P. Atkinson,Kathleen Odell Korgen,Mary Nell Trautner
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN 10: 1544358628
ISBN 13: 9781544358628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems Book Review:

The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Wake up your social problems classes! Social Problems: Sociology in Action helps your students learn sociology by doing sociology. Social Problems: Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to increase learning, retention, and engagement with course material. Inspired by the best-selling introductory sociology text, Sociology in Action, this innovative new book immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example as they grapple with the causes and consequences of social problems as well as possible solutions. Each chapter explains key concepts and theories in social problems and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. The comprehensive Activity Guide that accompanies the text provides everything you need to assign, carry out, and assess the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. SAGE Lecture Spark: Designed to save you time and ignite student engagement, these free weekly lecture launchers focus on current event topics tied to key concepts in Sociology. Access this week’s topic.

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems
Author: James A Crone
Publsiher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781506304830
ISBN 13: 1506304834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Undergraduate students of sociology and social policy.

Social Problems

Social Problems
Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN 10: 1483369390
ISBN 13: 9781483369396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Empower your students to become part of the solution. With a clear and upbeat voice, author Anna Leon-Guerrero’s thought-provoking overview of social problems challenges readers to understand and recognize social problems in their communities and inspires them to become part of the solution. The Fifth Edition of 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 an overarching focus on social inequalities and policy, this proven text provides a platform for discussion that encourages critical thinking and inspires hope. “The extra emphasis on social action and movements is a real strength…I like that the three major perspectives are used in each chapter as I feel many texts just put that in the first chapter and then forget about it.” —Todd Michael Callais, University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash

Researching Social Problems

Researching Social Problems
Author: Amir Marvasti,A. Javier Treviño
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 1351608401
ISBN 13: 9781351608404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Social Problems Book Review:

This book covers a wide range of contemporary methods for researching social problems and connects these approaches to the broader substance and theories of social problems. Expository and discursive in approach, chapters follow a uniform structure, with each offering research examples and a broad description of the related method and its theoretical context, together with a "how-to" guide for applying that method using substantive examples from the field of social problems. For every method explored, there is a research example that fully reviews and illustrates the application of the particular method, before giving a full assessment of the method’s strengths and weaknesses and latest developments. With chapters exploring survey interviews, in-depth interviews, narrative inquiry, institutional ethnography, participatory action research, auto-ethnography, Actor-Network Theory, experimental research, visual research methods, and research ethics, Researching Social Problems will appeal to scholars and students of sociology and politics working in the fields of research methods and social problems.

A Sociological Approach to Social Problems RLE Social Theory

A Sociological Approach to Social Problems  RLE Social Theory
Author: Noel Timms
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN 10: 1317651030
ISBN 13: 9781317651031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sociological Approach to Social Problems RLE Social Theory Book Review:

The topics covered in this book are directly related to much of the misunderstanding of what sociology is about. It is usual nowadays to label as sociological any discussion concerned, however loosely, with ‘Society’. But a careful reading of Mr Timms’ treatment of the problem areas he has chosen should make clear the difference between this use of the adjective in everyday speech, and its more vigorous technical use. In dealing with his subject Mr Timms makes use of the concepts of sociology such as ‘role’, ‘norms’, ‘social control’, ‘class’, and ‘family’.