Contemporary Readings in Social Problems
- Anna Leon-Guerrero - Pacific Lutheran University
- Kristine Zentgraf - California State University, Long Beach, USA
The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.
Good array of readings on diverse spread of issues, particulary in displaying transnational level of social problems.
Great breadth of readings in social problems and contemporary sociologists. I am pairing the reader with Joel Best's Social Problems to teach from a constructionist perspective. Leon-Guerrero has put together a get pedagogical tool and saved me lots of time. Thanks!
Focuses a great deal on issues relating to the USA. It has some interesting reading on articles on Globalisation though.
some info in book was relevant but on the whole not suitable for this course, good book though
Perfect selection of readings in social problems. It well supplements textbook of the same same author Anna Leon-Guerrero. I recommend to my students in BA and MA degrees.
Short-term class discussion class needed a complete and affordable reader. This fits nicely.
Lots of great readings perfect for my short-term class.
I love Pine Forge Press but --based on feedback from my student about other textbooks-- my students want more structure and less high-level vocabulary (e.g. neoliberalism, remittance, etc,). Sadly, I think this excellent textbook might be too advanced for the needs of the student population at this school.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3 - Where Do We Go From Here?
Chapter 9 - The Making of International Migrants