Social Problems in a Diverse Society

ISBN-10: 0205877893
ISBN-13: 9780205877898
Edition: 6th 2013
Authors: Diana Kendall
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Description: Examining the significance of race, class, and gender in understanding social problems. Social Problems in a Diverse Societyuses critical thinking and personal narratives from real people to make the study of social problems interesting and relevant  More...

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Book details

List price: $174.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/14/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Examining the significance of race, class, and gender in understanding social problems. Social Problems in a Diverse Societyuses 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 Societyuses 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.Note:MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit:www.mysoclab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205877893 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205877898.

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.

Studying Social Problems in the Twenty-First Century
Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequities
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Gender Inequality
Inequality Based on Age
Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation
Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Crime and Criminal Justice
Health Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness
The Changing Family
Problems in Education
Problems in Politics and the Global Economy
Problems in the Media
Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis
Urban Problems
Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism
Can Social Problems Be Solved?

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