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Praise for Anna Leon-Guerrero's Social Problems: "The book promises to be a very stimulating and empowering book for students on social problems...The strengths of this book are that students are not left with a menu of problems and all the depression and frustration that can carry. Just what we need to stimulate students into thought and action as opposed to memorization and regurgitation at test time." - Dr. Julia Glover Hall, Drexel University "I really like the community based approach. It offers students examples they can actually get their minds around better than some of the more large scale or abstract discussions; and shows them practical applications that many are likely to see in their own careersa? I think it offers a fresh perspectivea? , includes direct references to data resources not offered by other texts." - Heather Feldhaus-Smith, Bloomsburg University Terrorism. Poverty. Unemployment. AIDS. Crime. Drug abuse. Do any or all of these social problems exist in your community? What exactly is a social problem, and what policies and activities have been implemented to try and resolve them? Anna Leon-Guerrero has written an accessible and insightful text which encourages students to play an active part in their own communities. By encouraging critical thinking and Internet research, students will come to recognize that social problems don't just exist "somewhere else," but that they exist on their own campuses and in their own neighborhoods and communities. Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action offers a sociological perspective on the social p
Anna Leon-Guerrero is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University.
Table of Contents
|Sociology and the Study of Social Problems|
|Using our Sociological Imagination|
|What is a Social Problem?|
|Understanding the Sociological Perspective|
|The Transformation From Problem to Solution|
|Making Sociological Connections|
|The Bases of Inequality: Social Class, Ethnicity, and Race|
|Why Does Social Inequality Exist?|
|How Are We Different?|
|Inequalities Based on Social Class|
|Inequalities Based on Ethnicity or Race|
|Policy Focus: Affirmative Action in the Workplace|
|The Bases of Inequality II: Sex and Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Age|
|Inequalities Based on Sex and Gender|
|Policy Focus: Title IX|
|Inequalities Based on Sexual Orientation|
|Inequalities Based on Age|
|What Are Your Life Chances?|
|Myths of the Family|
|Sociological Perspectives on the Family|
|Problems in the American Family|
|Family Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|The New Educational Standard|
|Sociological Perspectives on Education|
|Problems and Challenges in American Education|
|Education Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|The Changing Nature of Work|
|Sociological Perspectives on Work|
|Problems in the Workplace|
|Workplace Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|Health and Medicine|
|Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Medicine|
|Inequalities in Mortality and Morbidity|
|Other Health Care Problems|
|Health Care Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|Sociological Perspectives on Drug Abuse|
|What Is Drug Abuse?|
|The Problems of Drug Abuse|
|Drug Abuse Advocacy, Innovation, and Policy|
|Poverty in the United States|
|The Consequences of Poverty and Welfare Reform|
|Poverty Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|Sociological Perspectives on Crime|
|Sources of Crime Statistics|
|Types of Crime|
|The Inequalities of Crime--Offenders and Victims|
|Our Current Response to Crime|
|Crime Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|Sociological Perspectives on the Media|
|The Media and Social Problems|
|Media Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|Cities and Suburbs|
|Urban Sociology and Demography|
|Sociological Perspectives on Urbanization|
|The Consequences of Urbanization|
|Urban and Community Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|Environmental Problems Are Human Problems|
|Sociological Perspectives on Environmental|
|Social Problems and the Environment|
|Environmental Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation|
|War and Terrorism|
|Defining Terrorism and War|
|Sociological Perspectives on Terrorism and War|
|The Problems of War and Terrorism|
|War and Terrorism Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation a. Political diplomacy|
|Social Problems and Social Action: Private Troubles versus Public Issues|
|Social Problems and Their Solutions|
|Understanding Social Movements IV. How do social movements begin?|
|How Do Social Movements Begin?|
|How Have Reform Movements Made a Difference?|
|Making the Last Connection|
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