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Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems Author Linda A. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781305176928
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 608
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Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book 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, aging, 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 “Animals and Society,” “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.

Understanding Social Problems Policies and Programs

Understanding Social Problems  Policies  and Programs Author Leon H. Ginsberg
ISBN-10 1570035814
Release 2005
Pages 351
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In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services. With this edition, the authors cover all the required content areas for the social welfare policy and service sequence as specified in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.

Understanding Contemporary Social Problems Through Media

Understanding Contemporary Social Problems Through Media Author Roberta Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781317249931
Release 2015-11-17
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: "

Applied Social Psychology

Applied Social Psychology Author Linda Steg
ISBN-10 9781139643887
Release 2008-09-11
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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 social problems encountered in the fields of physical and mental health, integration and immigration issues, gender issues, organizational issues, economic behaviour, political behaviour, environmental behaviour and education. 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.

Drugs Alcohol and Social Problems

Drugs  Alcohol  and Social Problems Author James D. Orcutt
ISBN-10 0742528456
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 289
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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. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems

Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems Author
ISBN-10 1412833787
Release 1973
Pages 449
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Science is continually confronted by new and difficult social and ethical problems. Some of these problems have arisen from the transformation of the academic science of the prewar period into the industrialized science of the present. Traditional theories of science are now widely recognized as obsolete. In Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems (originally published in 1971), Jerome R. Ravetz analyzes the work of science as the creation and investigation of problems. He demonstrates the role of choice and value judgment, and the inevitability of error, in scientific research. Ravetz's new introductory essay is a masterful statement of how our understanding of science has evolved over the last two decades.

Social Problems

Social Problems Author Corey Dolgon
ISBN-10 9781483389325
Release 2010-08-03
Pages 472
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In Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach, authors Corey Dolgon and Chris Baker integrate an innovative case study approach into a comprehensive introduction that helps students understand how they can address social problems in their communities by applying basic theories and concepts.

Introduction to Social Problems

Introduction to Social Problems Author Thomas J. Sullivan
ISBN-10 9780134054612
Release 2015-02-02
Pages 504
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySocLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySocLab search for 0134126955 / 9780134126951 Introduction to Social Problems plus MySocLab for Social Problems– Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: 0205896464 / 9780205896462 Introduction to Social Problems, 10/e 0134106911 / 9780134106915 MySocLab for Social Problems Access Card MySocLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Social Problems Researching, Analyzing, and Understanding U.S. Social Issues Introduction to Social Problems explores the many social issues that continue to plague the United States. Discussing and analyzing the extent and nature of various problems and their potential solutions, the book stands as a guidepost for people with an interest in “helping” professions — sociologists, educators, social workers, etc. Through a sociological lens, students are able to gauge recurrent social issues and examine the benefits and possibilities of solutions. The Tenth Edition teaches students to apply research and knowledge to solve some of our nation’s most crippling problems. Also available with MySocLab MySocLab for Social Problems courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Introduction to Social Problems, Tenth Edition is also available via REVEL ™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Understanding Social Theory

Understanding Social Theory Author Derek Layder
ISBN-10 0761944508
Release 2006
Pages 326
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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.

Understanding Social Work

Understanding Social Work Author Pierson, John
ISBN-10 9780335237951
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 264
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Introduces students to the evolution of social work and enhances understanding of contemporary policy and practice.

Social Problems

Social Problems Author James William Coleman
ISBN-10 0130413739
Release 2001-06-01
Pages 655
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This text encourages undergraduates to think about social problems in a critical, scientific way. Chapters are presented in sections on institutions, inequality, conformity and deviance, and problems of a changing world. Learning features include boxed readings on positive developments, personal ins

Fathoming the Holocaust

Fathoming the Holocaust Author Ronald J. Berger
ISBN-10 0202366111
Release 2002
Pages 238
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Fathoming the Holocaust represents the culmination of a singular effort to attempt to explain the Final Solution to the "Jewish Problem" in terms of a general theory of social problems construction. The book is comprehensive in scope, covering the origins and emergence of the Final Solution, wartime reaction to it, and the postwar memory of the genocide. It does so within the framework of a social problems construction, a perspective that treats social problems not as a condition but as an activity that identifies and defines problems, persuades others that something must be done about them, and generates practical programs of remedial action. Berger holds that social problems have a "natural history," that is, they evolve through a sequence of stages that entail the development and unfolding of claims about problems and the formulation and implementation of solutions. Fathoming the Holocaust is therefore a book that aims to advance sociological understanding of the Holocaust, not simply to describe its history, but to examine its social construction, that is, to understand it as a consequence of concerted human activity. In doing so, Berger hopes to encourage the teaching of the Holocaust in the social scientific curricula of higher education. In contrast to the extensive historical literature on the Holocaust, Berger offers a distinctly sociological approach that examines how the Holocaust was constructed--first as a social policy designed by the Nazis, implemented by functionaries, and resisted by its victims and opponents; later as several varying layers of historical memory. The scope of this book extends from the prewar through the contemporary periods, focusing on the societal issues governing the interpreting of these events in Israel, the German Federal Republic, and the United States. Berger's is a text with both large general interest and essential material for courses in social problems, European history, and Jewish studies. Ronald J. Berger, professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has previously published six books and numerous articles and book chapters. His earlier book on the Holocaust was a sociological account of his father and uncle's survival experiences.

Thinking about Social Problems

Thinking about Social Problems Author Donileen R. Loseke
ISBN-10 0202306844
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 224
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While social constructionist approaches to social problems are popular among academic researchers in sociology, communication, public policy, and criminology, this perspective tends not to be adequately covered in popular social problems texts. There are several likely reasons why students are often not introduced to constructionist perspectives until they reach advanced undergraduate or even graduate work. Student interest often lies in understanding real problems in the social world, but social constructionist perspectives focus on questions about how humans create the meaning of our world. Donileen R. Loseke claims that questions of constructionists seem esoteric and perhaps even a waste of time in a world containing very real want and pain. Social constructionism originally was posed as an alternative to other theoretical approaches examining social problems as objective conditions. This has led some to argue that either you believe that social problems exist out-side human awareness, or you believe that social problems are constructed. Loseke is convinced that social construction perspectives help us make sense of daily living. The questions of construction--how do humans create, sustain, and change meaning--only sound esoteric. At its best, social constructionism encourages a way of thinking that is distinctly sociological and empowering, to those who use it. However, the insights of constructionism do not depend on suspending all belief that a real world exists outside our understanding of it. Constructionism is less an alternative to other theoretical frameworks, than an important addition. Different frameworks pose questions about different aspects of life. To deny the importance of any theoretical framework is to limit our comprehension. The author claims that we cannot afford to do this if we want to understand the perplexity and complexity of the human condition. Donileen R. Loseke is Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida. A past president of the Society for the study of Symbolic Interaction, she is the author of The Battered Woman and Shelters: The Social Construction of Wife Abuse, and coeditor (with Richard Gelles) of Current Controversies on Family Violence.

Instructor s Edition for Understanding Social Problems 3rd

Instructor s Edition for Understanding Social Problems  3rd Author Mooney
ISBN-10 0534587534
Release 2001-07-01
Pages 577
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Instructor s Edition for Understanding Social Problems 3rd has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Instructor s Edition for Understanding Social Problems 3rd also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Instructor s Edition for Understanding Social Problems 3rd book for free.

Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems Author David Knox
ISBN-10 0534587607
Release 2001-09
Pages 560
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Understanding Social Problems has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Understanding Social Problems also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Understanding Social Problems book for free.

Understanding Social Research

Understanding Social Research Author George McKenzie
ISBN-10 9781135712266
Release 2005-08-04
Pages 245
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In 1991 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) published "Postgraduate Taining Guidelines". Throughout the document emphasis is placed on the need for universities to make postgraduate research students aware of the methodological issues that affect their work.; This text explores the relationship between knowledge, methodology and research practice across the broad spectrum of the social sciences in langage that is accessible to researchers at all levels of their research careers. It follows the themes that there is no single practice or correct methodology, and that the diversity and variety in terms of methodology and disciplinary focus are a sign of the sophistication and complexity of the proceses of social research. The text examines socio-cultural contexts of social research and relates them to contemporary shifts in focus such as feminism, critical theory and postmodernism. The importance of selecting the research methodology most appropriate to the subject discipline concerned is emphasized.

Social Problems

Social Problems Author John J. Macionis
ISBN-10 013390959X
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 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.