Social Problems in a Diverse Society

ISBN-10: 0205152902
ISBN-13: 9780205152902
Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Diana Kendall
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List price: $166.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Examining the significance of race, class, and gender in understanding social problems. Social Problems in a Diverse Society uses critical thinking and personal narratives from real people to make the study of social problems interesting and relevant to today's students. This book focuses on the United States but also integrates discussion of global social problems. Social Problems in a Diverse Society uses sociological perspectives to analyze current social problems. It offers a balanced approach and explores three classic paradigms and feminist theory. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here's how:Personalize Learning– The new MySocLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engages experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with education expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking–Critical thinking questions found at the beginning and end of every chapter help students use the sociological imagination. Engage Students–Personal narratives and the author's conversational tone pull students into the topics. Explore Theory–The text's balanced approach encourages students to use many contemporary theoretical perspectives to analyze social problems. Support Instructors–A full set of supplements, including an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentation, provide instructors with the support they need.

Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor. She has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Law, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Dr. Kendall's areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory and the sociology of medicine. Her textbooks include SOCIOLOGY AND OUR TIMES (Cengage Learning, 2015), THE POWER OF GOOD DEEDS: PRIVILEGED WOMEN AND THE SOCIAL REPRODUCTION OF THE UPPER CLASS (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), MEMBERS ONLY: ELITE CLUBS AND THE PROCESS OF EXCLUSION (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), and FRAMING CLASS: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WEALTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). Actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, she is a member of the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Southwestern Sociological Association. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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