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Social Problems Community, Policy and Social Action

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ISBN-10: 0761987827

ISBN-13: 9780761987826

Edition: 2005

Authors: Anna Leon-Guerrero

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Offering a sociological perspective on social problems, this book provides an awareness that our personal experiences with problems that may arise in families, the workplace, health & medicine, the media, cities & suburbs, or with drug abuse, poverty, crime, etc. are often caused by structural or social forces.
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Anna Leon-Guerrero is a Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. Shenbsp;received her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches coursesnbsp;in statistics, social theory, and social problems. Her areas of research and publications include familynbsp;business, social welfare policy, and social service program evaluation. She is also the author ofnbsp; Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action .

Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Using our Sociological Imagination
What is a Social Problem?
Understanding the Sociological Perspective
The Transformation From Problem to Solution
Making Sociological Connections
The Bases of Inequality: Social Class, Ethnicity, and Race
Why Does Social Inequality Exist?
How Are We Different?
Inequalities Based on Social Class
Inequalities Based on Ethnicity or Race
Policy Focus: Affirmative Action in the Workplace
The Bases of Inequality II: Sex and Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Age
Inequalities Based on Sex and Gender
Policy Focus: Title IX
Inequalities Based on Sexual Orientation
Inequalities Based on Age
What Are Your Life Chances?
Families
Myths of the Family
Sociological Perspectives on the Family
Problems in the American Family
Family Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
Education
The New Educational Standard
Sociological Perspectives on Education
Problems and Challenges in American Education
Education Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
The Workplace
The Changing Nature of Work
Sociological Perspectives on Work
Problems in the Workplace
Workplace Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
Health and Medicine
Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Medicine
Inequalities in Mortality and Morbidity
Other Health Care Problems
Health Care Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
Drug Abuse
Sociological Perspectives on Drug Abuse
What Is Drug Abuse?
The Problems of Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse Advocacy, Innovation, and Policy
Poverty
Defining Poverty
Poverty in the United States
Explaining Poverty
The Consequences of Poverty and Welfare Reform
Poverty Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
Crime
Sociological Perspectives on Crime
Sources of Crime Statistics
Types of Crime
The Inequalities of Crime--Offenders and Victims
Our Current Response to Crime
Crime Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
The Media
Sociological Perspectives on the Media
The Media and Social Problems
Media Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
Cities and Suburbs
Urban Sociology and Demography
Sociological Perspectives on Urbanization
The Consequences of Urbanization
Urban and Community Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
The Environment
Environmental Problems Are Human Problems
Sociological Perspectives on Environmental
Social Problems and the Environment
Environmental Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation
War and Terrorism
Defining Terrorism and War
Sociological Perspectives on Terrorism and War
The Problems of War and Terrorism
War and Terrorism Policy, Advocacy, and Innovation a. Political diplomacy
Social Problems and Social Action: Private Troubles versus Public Issues
Social Problems and Their Solutions
Understanding Social Movements IV. How do social movements begin?
How Do Social Movements Begin?
How Have Reform Movements Made a Difference?
Making the Last Connection