Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems


  • Release: 2016-01-19
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • 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.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 768 page
  • ISBN: 9781305503090
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Revised edition of the author's Sociology in our times, [2015]

Energy  Environment  and Sustainability

Energy Environment and Sustainability


  • Release: 2016-12-05
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9781337515283
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Everyone wants to make the world a better place, but how and where do you start? Leo Tolstoy, a Russian novelist and philosopher, once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing oneself.” Moaveni’s ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY helps readers understand what energy, environment and sustainability issues mean and why they are important considerations today. Increasingly, because of worldwide socioeconomic trends, environmental concerns, and earth’s finite resources, more is expected of each individual. The book helps students to understand the connections among earth’s finite resources and the environmental, social, ethical, technical, and economical factors impacted by daily decisions. This book teaches students how to evaluate these important issues and make environmentally sound decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

SOC

SOC


  • Release: 2016-01-07
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781305660625
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Learn sociology YOUR Way with SOC! SOC's easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually-engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, SOC Online allows easy exploration of SOC anywhere, anytime - including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits(tm) from interactive content as you go to remember what's important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price!

Understanding Abnormal Behavior

Understanding Abnormal Behavior


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 720 page
  • ISBN: 9781305537606
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This text offers balanced and clear coverage of psychopathology theories, research, and clinical implications. Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and the newest scientific, psychological, multicultural and psychiatric research, the book introduces and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how four essential factors-biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural-interact to cause mental disorders. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance in today's world. Special features and the fresh design make the book even more approachable and appealing to all readers.

Framing Class

Framing Class


  • Release: 2011-04-16
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 310 page
  • ISBN: 9781442202252
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Framing Class explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this groundbreaking book now includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayals of the new poor and corporate executives in the recent recession. The book introduces the concepts of class and media framing to students and analyzes how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Its accessible writing and powerful examples make it an ideal text or supplement for courses in sociology, American studies, and communications.