Social Problems

Author: Joel Best
Publisher:
ISBN: 0393283410
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Social problems

A complete set of tools for analyzing any social problem.

Investigating Social Problems

Author: A. Javier Trevino
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506348513
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Social Science

A. Javier Treviño, working with a panel of experts, thoroughly examines all aspects of social problems, providing a contemporary and authoritative introduction to the field. Each chapter is written by a specialist on that particular topic and the unique, contributed format ensures that the research and examples provided are the most current and relevant available. The text is framed around three major themes: intersectionality (the interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and gender), the global scope of many problems, and how researchers take an evidence-based approach to studying problems.

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems

Author: James A. Crone
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412978101
Release Date: 2010-05-13
Genre: Political Science

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 Issues in Sport 3rd Edition

Author: Woods, Ron
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450495202
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Education

Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.

Thinking About Social Problems

Author: Donileen Loseke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351472081
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

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."

Social Problems

Author: Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 1111185956
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Social Science

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.

Sport Theory and Social Problems

Author: Eric Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315515793
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In a revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition of Sport, Theory and Social Problems, authors Eric Anderson and Adam White examine how the structure and culture of sport promotes inequality, injury, and complicity to authority at the non-elite levels of play in Anglo-American countries. By introducing students to a research-led perspective on sport, it highlights the operation of power, patriarchy, and pain that a hyper-competitive sporting culture promotes. Each chapter includes at least one key social theory, which is made accessible and pragmatic. The theory is then infused throughout the chapter to help the student engage with a deeper understanding of sport. In addition to examining how sport generates otherness, distracts children from education, and teaches the acceptance of emotional and physical violence, this new edition also examines how organized, competitive sport divides us by race, denies children the right to their own governance, and promotes brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in those who are too young to consent to play contact sports. Sport, Theory and Social Problems: A Critical Introduction is an essential textbook for any sport studies degree with a focus on the sociology of sport, sport and social theory, children’s health and wellbeing, or sport and gender studies.

Trade Offs

Author: Harold Winter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226924502
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Business & Economics

When economists wrestle with issues such as unemployment, inflation, or budget deficits, they do so by incorporating an impersonal, detached mode of reasoning. But economists also analyze issues that, to others, typically do not fall within the realm of economic reasoning, such as organ transplants, cigarette addiction, overeating, and product safety. Trade-Offs is an introduction to the economic approach to analyzing these controversial public policy issues. Harold Winter provides readers with the analytical tools needed to identify and understand the trade-offs associated with these topics. By considering both the costs and benefits of potential policy solutions, Winter stresses that real-world decision making is best served by an explicit recognition of as many trade-offs as possible. This new edition incorporates recent developments in policy debates, including the rise of “new paternalism,” or policies designed to protect people from themselves; alternative ways to increase the supply of organs available for transplant; and economic approaches to controlling infectious disease. Intellectually stimulating yet accessible and entertaining, Trade-Offs will be appreciated by students of economics, public policy, health administration, political science, and law, as well as by anyone who follows current social policy debates.

Applied Social Psychology

Author: Linda Steg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316982549
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Psychology

Applied Social Psychology combines the science of social psychology with the practical application of solving social problems that exist in the real world. This exciting textbook provides a thorough explanation of how social psychologists can contribute to the understanding and management of different social problems. A highly prestigious team of contributors from across Europe and the United States illustrate how social psychological theories, research methods and intervention techniques can be successfully applied to problems encountered in the fields of physical and mental health, immigration and integration, economic behaviour, political behaviour, environmental behaviour, organisations and the classroom. This expanded edition also features new chapters on the dynamic fields of consumer behaviour, traffic behaviour, criminal behaviour, sport and development aid. Each field studied features an overview of important problems, the role of human behaviour in these problems, the factors influencing relevant behaviour, and effective ways to change this behaviour. This is an essential volume for all undergraduate and graduate students studying applied social psychology.

Social Work in the 21st Century

Author: Morley D. Glicken
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412975780
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Social Science

A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.

Social Problems in India

Author: Ram Ahuja
Publisher:
ISBN: 8131606260
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Previously published in 1997, the latest edition includes five additional chapters; discussion of additional problems such as honor killings, acid attacks, and cyber crimes; updated statistics; and arguments or comments reflecting new developments.

Think Social Problems 2013

Author: John D. Carl
Publisher:
ISBN: 020512643X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Social problems

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.

Drugs Alcohol and Social Problems

Author: James D. Orcutt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742577428
Release Date: 2003-09-03
Genre: Social Science

The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection 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.

Social Problems in a Diverse Society

Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205325203
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social problems

Social Problems in a Diverse Society, Second Edition, emphasizes the centrality of race, class, and gender in understanding people's lived experiences and the structure of society.

Making Sense of Social Problems

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 1588268551
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Internet addiction, cell-phone-distracted drivers, teen suicide, and economic recession. The carefully selected collection of case studies in this book is designed to help students understand and critically evaluate a wide range of contemporary social issues.