Understanding Social Problems

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Author by Linda A. Mooney
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781305856578
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 608
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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, 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 a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- 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.


Understanding Social Problems

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Author by Linda A. Mooney
Genre : Canada
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 0176502777
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 544
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Written from a distinctly Canadian point of view, Understanding Social Problems, Fourth Canadian Edition, examines how the structure and culture of societies contribute to social problems and their consequences. This text has strong pedagogical features and is comprehensive in its coverage, progressing from micro to macro levels of analysis. It focuses first on problems of health care, drug use, and crime, and then broadens to the widening concerns of population, health and welfare, science and technology, large-scale inequality and environmental problems. Known for its inclusive approach, Understanding Social Problems, Fourth Canadian Edition, explores powerful stories of real life people struggling with the challenges society and its problems have thrust upon them.


Understanding Social Problems

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Author by Margaret May
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN : 0631220291
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 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


Applied Social Psychology

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Author by Linda Steg
Genre : Psychology
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107044081
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 421
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An introduction to how social psychological theories, methods and interventions can be applied to manage real-world social problems.


Understanding Social Problems Policies And Programs

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Author by Leon H. Ginsberg
Genre : Social Science
Editor :
ISBN : UOM:39015037790469
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 254
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Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs offers a comprehensive analysis of the policies used in the United States to address social problems and to develop the nation's social welfare programs. Leon Ginsberg provides a framework for understanding some of the country's most controversial issues, including welfare assistance and welfare reform. He suggests practical ways in which individuals and groups might implement more-beneficial programs for the disadvantaged. To update the volume's first edition, Ginsberg has expanded on the six-component model - history, social problems, public policy, description of programs, policy analysis, and policy practice - that defines social welfare policy and services. He has incorporated information about policy changes in the "Contract with America" that have been enacted by the 1995 Republican-led Congress. Ginsberg also has included supplementary models for policy analysis and new references and materials from the nineteenth edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work.


Angles Of Vision

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Author by Leonard Beeghley
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9780429970825
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 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. }


Understanding Contemporary Social Problems Through Media

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Author by Roberta Goldberg
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317249931
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 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: "


Understanding Social Theory

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Author by Derek Layder
Genre : Social Science
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 0761944508
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 340
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Provides an introduction to the core issues in social theory. This book will be useful reading for students in sociology, social psychology, social theory, political theory and organization studies.


Health And Health Care As Social Problems

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Author by Peter Conrad
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 074252857X
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 380
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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.


Drugs Alcohol And Social Problems

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Author by James D. Orcutt
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN : 9780742577428
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 298
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Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems, a collection edited James D. Orcutt and David R. Rudy, includes 14 clearly written articles that exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. A general introduction and five section introductions written especially for this volume highlight basic theoretical questions and analytical themes that run through the articles. In contrast to many books on problems of substance use, Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems devotes equal attention to drug- and alcohol-related issues. The volume is organized around important theoretical and research approaches to the sociology of social problems, making it suitable for adoption as a supplement in undergraduate courses on social problems as well as for more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of drug and alcohol studies.