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Social Problems Community, Policy, and Social Action

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ISBN-10: 1412959667

ISBN-13: 9781412959667

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Anna Leon-Guerrero

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Social Problems: Community, Policy and Social Action offers an integrated approach totopics of race, class, and gender; emphasis on "service learning" (which focuses on student awareness of effective community responses to social problems); critical thinking and active learning through the text presentation and pedagogywhich goes beyond the often disheartening parade of social problems; and the use of the internet and unique print supplements to expand on what is intended to be a briefer book than most. The book is intended to have a strong U.S. focus with a global perspective interwoven where appropriate. The approachof this book isthreefold: 1.) to humanize social problems with voices…    
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
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 .

Preface
Social Problems--Personal Troubles or Public Issues?
Seeing Problems Sociologically
Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
The Bases of Inequality
"Invisible" Dividing Lines
Social Class and Poverty
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Sexual Orientation
Age and Aging
Our Social Institutions
What Is a Family?
Families
Education
Work and the Economy
Health and Medicine
The Media
Our Physical and Social Worlds
Drug Legacy
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Crime and Criminal Justice
Cities and Suburbs
The Environment
War and Terrorism
Individual Action and Social Change
Thanks to Student Activists . . .
Social Problems and Social Action
References
Credits
Glossary/Index
About the Author