Social Problems

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134636686

Category: Social Science

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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

Understanding Social Problems

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856570

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.


Social Problems in a Diverse Society, Fourth Canadian Edition

Author: Diana Kendall,Vicki L. Nygaard,Edward G. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205885756

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Learning about social problems can be a highly rewarding experience. Although we live in challenging times, a course on social problems provides an excellent avenue for developing critical thinking skills and for learning how to use sociological concepts and perspectives to analyze specific social concerns ranging from war and terrorism, media concentration, drug addiction, and violence to the inequalities of racism, sexism, classism, ageism, homophobia, and ableism. The fourth Canadian edition of Social Problems in a Diverse Society focuses on the significance of racialization and ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, class, ability,and gender in understanding social problems in Canada and around the globe. Throughout the text, people - especially those from marginalized groups--are shown not merely as "victims" of social problems, but also as individual actors with agency who resist discrimination and inequality and seek to bring about change in families, schools, workplaces, and the larger society.

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.

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).

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.

Cities and Urban Life

Author: John J. Macionis,Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780133869804

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Revised edition of the authors' Cities and urban life, 2013.

Understanding Social Issues

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Author: Gai Berlage,William Egelman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205351084

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This supplemental text offers students the opportunity to do meaningful, hands-on research on current social issues, using contemporary and historical data. Utilizing an interactive workbook format, students are introduced to a number of interesting topics, such as the value of a college education and changing immigration patterns in the United States. Each module asks students to think about how each of these problems affects them personally and impacts society. By answering these types of questions, students come to understand that social issues are not made up of abstract concepts.

Kinship and Gender

An Introduction

Author: Linda Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042997471X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Does kinship still matter in today's globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding ?yes!?, Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship. She firmly links these concepts to cross-cultural gender studies, illuminating the malleable nature of gender roles around the world and over time.Written to engage students, each chapter provides key terms and useful generalizations gleaned through cross-cultural research on the interplay of kinship and gender in both traditional societies and contemporary communities. Detailed case studies help students understand how such generalizations are experienced ?in real life.? Stone also considers the ramifications of current social problems and recent developments in reproductive technology as she demonstrates the relevance of kinship and gender to students' lives.The fully-revised fifth edition features discussion of cross-cultural examples complimented by expanded coverage of kinship and gender dynamics within the United States. Stone considers current evolutionary research on kinship and gender, and offers new case studies addressing international adoptions and polygynous marriage. An entirely new chapter explores the globalization of kinship in the 21st century. The result is a broad and captivating exploration of anthropological approaches to family and gender.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Second Edition

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180432

Category: Computers

Page: 333

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Updated to reflect the new features of Stata 11, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Third Edition continues to help new Stata users become proficient in Stata. After reading this introductory text, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a data set as well as perform fundamental statistical analyses. New to the Third Edition A new chapter on the analysis of missing data and the use of multiple-imputation methods Extensive revision of the chapter on ANOVA Additional material on the application of power analysis The book covers data management; good work habits, including the use of basic do-files; basic exploratory statistics, including graphical displays; and analyses using the standard array of basic statistical tools, such as correlation, linear and logistic regression, and parametric and nonparametric tests of location and dispersion. Rather than splitting these topics by their Stata implementation, the material on graphics and postestimation are woven into the text in a natural fashion. The author teaches Stata commands by using the menus and dialog boxes while still stressing the value of do-files. Each chapter includes exercises and real data sets are used throughout.

Social Problems, Census Update, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205166824

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Macionis's Social Problems is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement. What is the Pearson Census Update Edition? The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows: Census Update Edition - Features fully updated data throughout the text–including all charts and graphs–to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail. 2010 Census Update Primer - A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone. 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank - Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer. MySocLab - Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes: primary source readings relevant to the Census an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer a series of activities using 2010 Census results video clips explaining and exploring the Census This Book a la Carte Edition is unbound, three-hole punched version of the textbook and provides the students the opportunity to personalize their book incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to calss - all at an affordable price. It comes with an access code to MySocLab, an interactive and instructive online solution for introductory sociology. It combines multimedia, video, audio, and tests and quizzes to make teaching and learning fun.

Public Policy in the United States

Author: Mark E Rushefsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746172X

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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The fifth edition of this well-regarded text covers the period up through the 2012 elections. It has been revised to make it sleeker, more concise, and up-to-date with a clear organisational structure. This edition accomplishes these three important goals: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been shaped by our political institutions, changing circumstances, and ideology. Second, it surveys American public policy and policymaking in all the major policy areas from economic policy to health care policy to environmental policy, and does so clearly and even-handedly, with well-selected illustrations, case studies, terms, and study questions. Finally, in addition to providing analytical tools and empirical information, the book challenges readers to come to terms with the widely shared but often competing values that must be balanced and rebalanced in the ongoing policy making process, affecting issues of the highest concern to the American public.

Social Policy and Social Programs

A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst

Author: Donald E. Chambers,Kenneth R. Wedel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205408122

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This popular and practical text explores the basics of social policy and program analysis, including how to design new programs or evaluate and improve upon existing ones. Highlights of the Fourth Edition Provides students with the criteria for judging the effectiveness of current programs, enabling them to apply what they've learned to improve existing programs or to create new ones. Features a model chapter that uses child welfare legislation to highlight methods of analysis and the results of the analysis, demonstrating for students the practical applications of theoretical concepts (Chapter 10). Outlines a method for analyzing personal social services generally provided by social workers, such as counseling and therapeutic, supportive assistance, as well as "hard benefits," such as food stamps, cash, or housing vouchers. What Reviewers Think: ""I found the text easy to follow...and practical in its identification of skills and information useful for practitioners in a variety of professional settings."" Carla M. Curtis, Ohio State University ""Social Policy and Social Programs provides a simple and concise model for analyzing social policies."" William E. Buffum, Barry University Don't Miss These Other Special Value Pack Option: Research Navigator(TM) "Research Navigator(TM)" can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge--getting started--"Research Navigator(TM)" offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to "Research Navigator(TM)"--a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with "Research Navigator(TM)," look for it in your bookstore or visit http: //www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. Career Center Allyn & Bacon's "Career Center" offers registered students eight 30-minute sessions with a career specialist. This $25.00 retail value is FREE when packaged with any Social Work textbook. For more information visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter or contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request a special packaging code to take advantage of these great offers.

Think Social Problems, 2013

Author: John D. Carl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205126439

Category: Social problems

Page: 348

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THINK Currency. THINK Relevancy. THINK Social Problems. THINK Social Problems is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work. An engaging visual design developed with extensive student feedback and 12-15 page chapters makes THINK Social Problems the textbook your students will actually read. This student-friendly text delivers the core concepts of Social Problems in a way they can easily understand. The 2nd edition includes three new chapters: "Economy and Work," "Politics," and "Sex and Social Problems Related to Sexuality." A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking Chapter organization follows a 3-step process that presents the topic, considers the social problems, and urges students to uncover solutions. Engage Students TheThinkSpot provides open-access to chapter-by-chapter quizzes, study cards, flashcards, and a professor-written sociology blog. Explore Theory Three main sociological paradigms are discussed visually through a theory infographic in every chapter. Understand Diversity Global comparisons are found in every chapter both within the text and in a designated feature box. Support Instructors - Written activities and assessment in MySearchLab offer instructors supplemental materials to help their students succeed.

Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

Author: Richard Howard Robbins,Rachel Dowty

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134732794

Category: Capitalism

Page: 416

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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For courses in global issues and cultural anthropology. Examine the development and impact of capitalism on global systems The 7th Edition of Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism follows the path of capitalism from its roots over 500 years ago to its current status in the world. Emerging from Western Europe and expanding to the United States and the rest of the world, capitalism and the systems that have contested it have impacted the economic, political, and social forces that dominate readers' lives. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, history, economics, sociology, and more, to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the problems with capitalism and actionable ways to solve them. The 7th Edition provides updated content that reflects the changes in the world since the last edition and introduces the content in a reader-friendly and engaging way.

Public Personnel Management

Author: Norma M. Riccucci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317344901

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Updated in a new 5th edition, Public Personnel Management, by Norma M. Riccucci, is a concise and accessible reader containing all original articles addressing the most current issues in public personnel management. Written expressly for the text by leading scholars, all of the articles are either new to this edition or substantially revised. Each article focuses on specific-often controversial-issues in public personal management, such as comparative personnel management, pensions, sexuality, health, succession planning, unions, and the multi-generational workforce.

The Production of Reality

Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

Author: Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979447

Category: Psychology

Page: 547

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Featuring a new emphasis on how to be awake in the world and how to better see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives, this fifth edition of Jodi O’Brien’s popular book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of contemporary social psychology in a uniquely engaging manner. Compelling, original essays that introduce relevant concepts are followed by a wide-ranging, eclectic, enjoyable set of readings. By grounding social psychology in student experiences and explaining theories through stories and narratives, this one-of-a-kind book is a fascinating read that helps students understand the forces that shape their feelings, thoughts, and actions.

Social Problems in a Diverse Society

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205152902

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

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Examining the significance of race, class, and gender in understanding social problems. Social Problems in a Diverse Society uses critical thinking and personal narratives from real people to make the study of social problems interesting and relevant to today's students. This book focuses on the United States but also integrates discussion of global social problems. Social Problems in a Diverse Society uses sociological perspectives to analyze current social problems. It offers a balanced approach and explores three classic paradigms and feminist theory. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning– The new MySocLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engages experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with education expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking–Critical thinking questions found at the beginning and end of every chapter help students use the sociological imagination. Engage Students–Personal narratives and the author's conversational tone pull students into the topics. Explore Theory–The text's balanced approach encourages students to use many contemporary theoretical perspectives to analyze social problems. Support Instructors–A full set of supplements, including an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentation, provide instructors with the support they need. Note: MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit: www.mysoclab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205877893 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205877898.