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Social Problems

Social Problems
Community, Policy, and Social Action

Seventh Edition

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Social Problems

March 2022 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Empower your students to become part of the solution.

The new Seventh Edition of Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action goes beyond the typical presentation of contemporary social problems and their consequences by emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of community involvement to achieve real solutions. With a clear and upbeat tone, this thought-provoking text challenges readers to see the social and structural forces that determine our social problems; to consider various policies and programs that attempt to address these problems; and to recognize and learn how they can be part of the solution to social problems in their own community.

Chapter 1 Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Part I The Bases of Inequality
Chapter 2 Social Class
Chapter 3 Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 4 Gender
Chapter 5 Sexual Orientation
Chapter 6 Age and Aging
Part II Our Social Institutions
Chapter 7 Families
Chapter 8 Education
Chapter 9 Work and the Economy
Chapter 10 Health and Medicine
Chapter 11 The Media
Part III Our Social and Physical Worlds
Chapter 12 Drug Abuse
Chapter 13 Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 14 The Environment
Chapter 15 War and Terrorism
Part IV Individual Action and Social Change
Chapter 16 Social Problems and Social Action

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