REVEL for Introduction to Social Problems -- Access Card

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 6/5/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson

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REVEL™ for 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 text 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.

REVEL is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students.

NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.

Author Biography

Thomas J. Sullivan is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Work at Northern Michigan University, specializing in social psychology, research methods, applied sociology, and medical sociology. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from San Francisco State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Sociology: Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World, 8th ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2009), Methods of Social Research (Wadsworth, 2001), and Applied Sociology: Research and Critical Thinking (Allyn & Bacon, 1992); he is the co-author of Applied Social Research: Tool for the Human Services, 9th ed. (Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2014). Sullivan has published articles in Social Science and Medicine and Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. His applied research has focused on evaluation research of social service delivery in elementary schools and of teen pregnancy prevention and intervention services. He has served in various elected and appointed positions for the American Sociological Association, the Society for Applied Sociology, and the Midwest Sociological Society.

Table of Contents

1.   Approaches to the Study of Social Problems                                                                 

2.   Concentration of Power: and Political Institutions          

3.   Family-Related Problems        

4.   Health and Illness

5.   Education, Science, and Technology   

6.   Poverty          

7.   Race and Ethnic Relations       

8.   Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality                                        

9.   Age and Social Inequality                                                                    

10.  Crime and Delinquency                                                                      

11.  Alcohol and Other Drugs                                                                   

12.  Prostitution, Pornography,and the Sex Trade                                                                           

13.  Population Growth and Urbanization

14.  Environmental Problems                                                                   

15.  Violence, War, and Terrorism

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