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Social Problems in Diverse Society

Social Problems in Diverse Society - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205610365

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ISBN13: 978-0205610365
ISBN10: 0205610366
Edition: 5TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2010
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Social Problems in Diverse Society - 5TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205610365

Diana Kendall

ISBN13: 978-0205610365
ISBN10: 0205610366
Edition: 5TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

This text focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender; uses personal narratives to convey how problems are experienced by individuals and groups; and applies sociological perspectives throughout to examine social issues. In the fifth edition of Social Problems in a Diverse Society, author Diana Kendall continues to focus on the significance of race, class, and gender as key factors in our understanding of social problems in the United Stated and around the globe. Throughout the text, all people - but particularly people of color and white women - are shown not merely as ''victims'' of social problems, but as individuals who resist discrimination and inequality and seek to bring about changes in families, schools, workplaces, and the larger society. The author, who specializes in social theory, uses the three main sociological perspectives throughout the text, along with contemporary feminist and humanist perspectives. Authentic, first person accounts - ''real words from real people'' create interest and show how the problems being discussed affect people as they go about their daily lives. This new edition has numerous new references, many new boxed features, and substantial updating throughout.

Table of Contents

Note: TOC will be updated when final TOC for 5/e is available. Every chapter ends withSummary,Key Terms, andQuestions for Critical Thinking.

CHAPTER 1 STUDYING SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY USING SOCIOLOGICAL INSIGHTS TO STUDY SOCIAL PROBLEMS What Is a Social Problem? The Sociological Imagination: Bringing Together the Personal and the Social � Box 1.1 Social Problems and Social Policy A Stand-off on Gun Control Policy? DO WE HAVE A PROBLEM? SUBJECTIVE AWARENESS AND OBJECTIVE REALITY � Box 1.2 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 � Box 1.3 Social Problems in the Media "If It Bleeds, It Leads"? News Reporting on Violence USING SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS TO STUDY SOCIAL PROBLEMS Field Research Survey Research Secondary Analysis of Existing Data In Sum

CHAPTER 2 WEALTH AND POVERTY:U.S.AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES WEALTH AND POVERTY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ANALYZING U.S. CLASS INEQUALITY � Box 2.1 Social Problems in Global Perspective "Cheap Labor" and the Global Economy Wealth versus Income Inequality Divisions in the U.S. Class Structure POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES � Box 2.2 Social Problems and Statistics Poverty in the United States The Poverty Line Who Are the Poor? Consequences of Poverty SOCIAL WELFARE IN THE UNITED STATES � Box 2.3 Social Problems and Social Policy Does One Size Fit All? Explanations for Poverty Can Class-Based Inequality Be Reduced?

CHAPTER 3 RACIAL AND ETHNIC INEQUALITY RACIAL AND ETHNIC INEQUALITY AS A SOCIAL PROBLEM What Are Race and Ethnicity? "Official" Racial and Ethnic Classifications Dominant and Subordinate Groups RACISM, PREJUDICE, AND DISCRIMINATION � Box 3.1 Sociology in Global Perspective The Polish Plumber in France: Negative Stereotypes about "Cheap Labor" PERSPECTIVES ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC INEQUALITY Social-Psychological Perspectives Sy

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