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Investigating Social Problems

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January 2021 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
General Editor A. Javier Treviño, working with a panel of experts, thoroughly examines all aspects of social problems, providing a contemporary and authoritative introduction to the field. Each chapter is written by a specialist on that particular topic. This unique, contributed format ensures that the research and examples described are the most current and relevant available. In addition, the authors use both general theoretical approaches (structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism) as well as specialized theories chosen to bring additional insight and analysis to their assigned topics. The text is framed around three major themes: intersectionality (the interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and gender), the global scope of many problems, and how researchers take an evidence-based approach to studying problems.

The Third Edition of Investigating Social Problems is available for the first time in Vantage, SAGE's digital courseware platform designed to support teaching and increase student engagement.

 
Part 1: The Sociological Study of Social Problems
A. Javier Treviño
Chapter 1: Sociology and Social Problems
 
Part 2: Problems of Inequality
Leslie Hossfeld, E. Brooke Kelly, Julia Waity, and Keith M. Kilty
Chapter 2: Poverty and Class Inequality
Saher Selod and Eileen O'Brien
Chapter 3: Race and Ethnicity
Tanetta Andersson. Katie Ann Hasson, and Robyn Ryle
Chapter 4: Gender
Elroi J. Winsor and Rebecca F. Plante
Chapter 5: Sexualities
Duane A. Matcha
Chapter 6: Aging
 
Part 3: Problems of Institutions
Jenny Stuber
Chapter 7: Education
William Hoynes and Nicholas Hoynes
Chapter 8: Media
Heather Dillaway, Nancy J. Mezey, and Meg Wilkes Karraker
Chapter 9: Families
Jacqueline M. Zalewski and Rudi M. Volti
Chapter 10: Work and the Economy
 
Part 4: Problems of Health and Safety
Terrence T. Allen, Ahmed Whitt, Ronnie A. Dunn, Kyle J. Thomas, Benjamin C. Hamilton, Kathleen Currul-Dykeman, and Susan Guarino- Ghezzi
Chapter 11: Crime
Carrie B. Oser, Dina Perrone, and Brian C. Kelly
Chapter 12: Drugs
Valerie Leiter and Kevin White
Chapter 13: Health
 
Part 5: Problems of Global Impact
J.M. Bacon, Katherine A. Legun, and Michael M. Bell
Chapter 14: The Environment
Michael Mascarenhas and Wenda K. Bauchspies
Chapter 15: Science and Technology
Ori Swed
Chapter 16: War and Terrorism
Meghan Ashlin Rich, Michael Ian Borer, and Tyler S. Schaefer
Chapter 17: Urbanization

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