Social Problems in a Diverse Society

ISBN-10: 0205610366

ISBN-13: 9780205610365

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Diana Kendall, Diana Elizabeth Kendall

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List price: $116.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

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 theTwenty-First Century
Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities
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 Physicaland 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
Uban Problems
Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism
Can Social Problems Be Solved?
Detailed Table uf Contents
Every chapter ends with
Summary,Key Terms, andQuestions for Critical Thinking
Studying Social Problems in theTwenty-First Century
Using Sociological Insights to Study Social Problems
What Is a Social Problem?
The Sociological Imagination: Bringing Together the Personal and the Social
Social Problems and Social Policy: ldquo;Packing Heatrdquo;
Should College Students Be Allowed to Carry Guns on Campus?
Do We Have a Problem? Subjective Awareness and Objective Reality
Critical Thinking and You
Determining What Constitutes a Social Problem
Using Social Theory to Analyze Social Problems
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Using Social Research Methods to Study Social Problems
Field Research
Social Problems in the Media ldquo;If It Bleeds, It Leadsrdquo;?
News Reporting on Violence Survey Research Secondary Analysis of Existing Data
Is There a Solution To a Problem Such as Gun Violence?
Functionalist/Conservative Solutions Conflict/Liberal Solutions Symbolic Interactionist Solutions Critique of Our Efforts to Find Solutions
Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities
Wealth And Poverty In Global Perspective
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