The Sociology of Social Problems Book
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The Sociology of Social Problems


  • Author : Adam Jamrozik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-07-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 0521599326

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The Sociology of Social Problems Book Description :

This book develops a theoretical framework for the analysis of social problems.

Social Problems Book

Social Problems


  • Author : Norman Allan Dolch
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0739109782

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Social Problems Book Description :

Social Problems explores the consequences of symbolic interactionism in society, a theory which contends that people attach meanings to symbols such as language or gestures and base their behaviors on their interpretations of these meanings. Norman A. Dolch, Linda Deutschmann, and Helen Powell compile a number of critical and innovative essays that explore different aspects of society including mental illness, race relations, terrorism, and family life.

Social Problems Book

Social Problems


  • Author : Donileen R. Loseke
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 0202307034

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Social Problems Book Description :

This collection of focused essays is directed at several levels of students of social problems. It is accessible to the uninitiated, who are not familiar with the constructionist literature, and aimed at those who are not particularly interested in subtle theoretical and empirical issues of concern to academics studying social problems from constructionist perspectives. Some readings focus on the construction of problems by scientists and other professionals; others examine the work of social activists, mass media, and social service personnel. Among the topics included are studies of social inequalities and individual deviance; a comparison of the images of social problems in the United States with those in other countries; and an examination of the importance of politics and power in constructing public images of social problems. Constructionist perspectives have become the leading theoretical approach for sociology and allied fields in studying social problems. Yet constructionists' impact on the teaching of social problems has been far less dramatic. Undergraduate courses on social problems are often subject to a theoretical barrage of eclectic perspectives. Just as the first social problems textbooks did almost a century ago, textbooks continue to present a series of unrelated chapters, each devoted to a particular social problem. Social Problems is an effort at systematic analysis rather than random thought on the subject. Social Problems presents detailed case studies demonstrating how constructionist perspectives can actually be applied to understand particular social problems. While these articles can be read alone, the editors have organized these selections to correspond with the chapter topics in the second edition of Donileen Loseke's Thinking about Social Problems, an accessible introduction to constructionist approaches. At the same time, some instructors who use this edited collection might wish to provide their own mix to the selection process. Many

Social Problems Book

Social Problems


  • Author : Alex Thio
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-02-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763793098

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Social Problems Book Description :

Authored by leading educators and authorities on the subject, this comprehensive text provides a multiplicity of approaches to social problems. They range from the positivist, objectivist, and scientific to the constuctionist, subjectivist, and humanist. They deal with a large variety of social problems including various aspects of inequality, deviance, institutions, and globalization. All of these approaches are presented in 16 fast-paced, easily readable chapters divided into five parts. Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette, to be followed by discussions of the nature and extent of a social problem, the conflicting views of the problem, various sociological theories of the problem, global aspects of the problem, social policies for dealing with the problem, and sociological insights on the problem that students can use to enhance their lives. Each chapter concludes with a summary, critical thinking questions, and internet resources.

Redefining Social Problems Book

Redefining Social Problems


  • Author : Edward Seidman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489922366

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Social Problems Book

Social Problems


  • Author : Charles Zastrow
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 0534523927

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Social Problems Book Description :

Preface. 1. THE SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. The Sociological Approach. Social Movements and Social Problems. Consequences of Actions Taken on Social Problems. Perspectives on Social Problems and Social Programs. Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems. Research on Social Problems. PART ONE: DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL VARIATIONS. 2. CRIME AND DELINQUENCY. The Nature and Extent of Crime. Crime Causation Theories. Types of Crimes. The Criminal Justice System. How to Reduce Crime and Delinquency. 3. EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS. The Nature and Extent of Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Mental Health Issues. Social Structure and Mental Illness. Treatment. 4. DRUG ABUSE. Drugs and Society. Facts about and Effects of Commonly Used Drugs. Rehabilitation Programs. Suggestions for Curbing Drug Abuse in the Future. 5. VARIATIONS IN HUMAN SEXUALITY. Sex in History and in other Cultures. Sex Variances Rather Than Sex Problems. Tolerated Sex Variance. Asocial Sex Variance. Structural Sex Variance. Personal Sexual Concerns. PART TWO: INEQUALITY PROBLEMS. 6. RACISM AND ETHNOCENTRISM. Ethnic Groups and Ethnocentrism. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Oppression. Background of Racial Groups. Strategies for Advancing Social and Economic Justice. The Future of American Race and Ethnic Relations. 7. SEXISM. The History of Sexism. Sexual Harassment. Sex Roles and Sexism: Biology or Socialization? Consequences of Sexism. Recent Developments and the Future. 8. AGEISM. An Overview. Problems Faced by the Elderly. Current Services. The Future. 9. POVERTY. Poverty in the United States. Programs to Combat Poverty. PART THREE: TROUBLED INSTITUTIONS. 10. FAMILY. The American Family: Past and Present. Problems in the Family. Social Change and the Future of the American Family. 11. HEALTH CARE. Physical Illnesses and the Health Care System. Problems in Health Care. AIDS. Proposed Programs to Combat Health Care. 12. EDUCATION. Problem Areas in Education. Improving Education. Toward Equal Educati

A Sociological Approach to Social Problems  RLE Social Theory  Book

A Sociological Approach to Social Problems RLE Social Theory


  • Author : Noel Timms
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317651031

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A Sociological Approach to Social Problems RLE Social Theory Book Description :

The topics covered in this book are directly related to much of the misunderstanding of what sociology is about. It is usual nowadays to label as sociological any discussion concerned, however loosely, with ‘Society’. But a careful reading of Mr Timms’ treatment of the problem areas he has chosen should make clear the difference between this use of the adjective in everyday speech, and its more vigorous technical use. In dealing with his subject Mr Timms makes use of the concepts of sociology such as ‘role’, ‘norms’, ‘social control’, ‘class’, and ‘family’.

Constructing Social Problems Book
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Constructing Social Problems


  • Author : Malcolm Spector
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1412820294

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Constructing Social Problems Book Description :

There is no adequate definition of social problems within sociology, and there is not and never has been a sociology of social problems. That observation is the point of departure of this book. The authors aim to provide such a definition and to prepare the ground for the empirical study of social problems. They are aware that their objective will strike many fellow sociologists as ambitious, perhaps even arrogant. Their work challenges sociologists who have, over a period of fifty years, written treatises on social problems, produced textbooks cataloguing the nature, distribution, and causes of these problems, and taught many sociology courses. It is only natural that the authors' work will be viewed as controversial in light of the large literature which has established a "sociology of" a wide range of social problems-the sociology of race relations, prostitution, poverty, crime, mental illness, and so forth. In the 1970s when the authors were preparing for a seminar on the sociology of social problems, their review of the "literature" revealed the absence of any systematic, coherent statement of theory or method in the study of social problems. For many years the subject was listed and offered by university departments of sociology as a "service course" to present undergraduates with what they should know about the various "social pathologies" that exist in their society. This conception of social problems for several decades has been reflected in the substance and quality of the literature dominated by textbooks. In Constructing Social Problems, the authors propose that social problems be conceived as the claims-making activities of individuals or groups regarding social conditions they consider unjust, immoral, or harmful and that should be addressed. This perspective, as the authors have formulated it, conceives of social problems as a process of interaction that produces social problems as social facts in society. The authors further propose that this process

Social Problems in Global Perspective Book

Social Problems in Global Perspective


  • Author : Ronald M. Glassman
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 0761829334

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Social Problems in Global Perspective Book Description :

The global high-tech economy has generated a technological and scientific productive miracle. But along with the miracle has come problems. Social Problems in Global Perspective focuses on some of these problems, including family decline, divorce and single parenting; the gender war- with men and women distrustful and threatened by one another in the workplace, the home, and the bedroom- the moral malaise created by science and religion, the media, and morality. This book presents detailed chapters on the high-tech economy, religious fundamentalism, terrorism, and ethnic conflicts. It also includes chapters on homosexuality and AIDS, the world population explosion, and pop culture.

Social Problems Book

Social Problems


  • Author : Jack Levin
  • Publisher : Roxbury Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 0935732969

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