Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems


  • Release: 2016-01-19
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9781305856578
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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht’s text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, 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 a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems


  • Release: 2001-03-05
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 342 page
  • ISBN: 0631220305
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This up-to-date and accessible text fills an important gap in the market by introducing students to social policy perspectives on social problems. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, using subheadings, boxed material, tables, and up-to-date examples Each chapter includes a brief outline of the issues to be explored and question sections to help learning, develop evaluative skills and encourage project work Includes an annotated guide to further reading, helpful internet addresses, and a bibliography of sources cited Chapters can be used independently or in conjunction with others addressing related questions

Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems


  • Release: 2014-02-21
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9781305176928
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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

Understanding Social Problems


  • Release: 2001-07-20
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: 0534587607
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Every chapter defines the nature of the social problem in a global context as well as U.S. The text explores each of the three major theoretical explanations (in a balanced manner), describes the consequences of the problem, and provides alternatives solutions and policies. In the midst of this macro analysis the authors use pedagogy to bring the micro application alive, e.g. The Human Side and Self and Society so that the students can apply and understand the social problem.

Understanding Social Issues

Understanding Social Issues


  • Release: 2002-08
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 0205351085
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This supplemental text offers students the opportunity to do meaningful, hands-on research on current social issues, using contemporary and historical data. Utilizing an interactive workbook format, students are introduced to a number of interesting topics, such as the value of a college education and changing immigration patterns in the United States. Each module asks students to think about how each of these problems affects them personally and impacts society. By answering these types of questions, students come to understand that social issues are not made up of abstract concepts.

Understanding Social Problems  Policies  and Programs

Understanding Social Problems Policies and Programs


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 351 page
  • ISBN: 1570035814
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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


  • Release: 2015-11-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 231 page
  • ISBN: 9781317249931
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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: "

Extraordinary Behavior

Extraordinary Behavior


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 276 page
  • ISBN: 0275970574
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Analyzes, illustrates, and evaluates contemporary social problems using a symbolic interaction and case study approach.

Applied Social Psychology

Applied Social Psychology


  • Release: 2017-04-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 414 page
  • ISBN: 9781107044081
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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 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.

Health and Health Care as Social Problems

Health and Health Care as Social Problems


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 369 page
  • ISBN: 074252857X
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This engaging and accessible reader takes a social problems approach to health and medicine, providing a broad and critical lens on contemporary health problems. Designed for courses on social problems and on medical sociology, the volume embraces two fundamental principles: that health and illness are at least partly socially produced, and that health care is not an unfettered good and often brings with it serious social problems. The volume is organized into six sections, addressing the medicalization of human problems; the social construction of health problems; social movements; gender; race and class and the provision of health care; and medical accountability. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the depth and richness of a social problems approach to health and medicine, and the critical perspective it brings to our understanding of health and illness in U.S. society.