Revel for Social Problems A Down-to-Earth Approach -- Access Card

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  • Edition: 13th
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  • Copyright: 2019-05-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Social Problems

A straightforward approach that helps students see the relevance of social problems to their lives
Social Problems: A Down-to-Earth Approach presents clear analysis of the major social problems we face today, at home and abroad, with an emphasis on how these issues are relevant to students’ lives. Utilizing a consistent chapter structure and approaching problematic issues from various sides, author Jim Henslin encourages critical thinking as he seeks to instill in students a lasting sociological perspective — one they will take out of the classroom and into their everyday lives. The 13th Edition offers thoroughly updated data as well as examples of contemporary social problems drawn from recent headlines in order to emphasize the relevance of the course to students’ daily lives.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

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

James M. Henslin, who was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. Among his numerous books are Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (Pearson, available in three versions); Social Problems (Pearson); and Down-to-Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings (Free Press). He has also published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology.

While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that “make sociological principles come alive.”

Table of Contents

1. How Sociologists View Social Problems: The Abortion Dilemma
2. Interpreting Social Problems: Aging
3. Social Problems Related to Sexual Behavior
4. Alcohol and Other Drugs
5. Violence in Society: Rape and Murder
6. Crime and Criminal Justice
7. Economic Problems: Poverty and Wealth
8. Racial—Ethnic Relations
9. Inequalities of Gender and Sexual Orientation
10. Medical Care: Physical and Mental Illness
11. The Changing Family
12. Urbanization and Population
13. The Environmental Crisis
14. War, Terrorism, and the Balance of Power

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