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Community, Policy, and Social Action

Seventh Edition

Social Problems

January 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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About Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action, Seventh Edition

Empower your students to become part of the solution.

The new Seventh Edition of Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action by Anna Leon-Guerrero goes beyond the typical presentation of contemporary social problems and their consequences by emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of community involvement to achieve real solutions. With a clear and upbeat tone, this thought-provoking text challenges readers to see the social and structural forces that determine our social problems; to consider various policies and programs that attempt to address these problems; and to recognize and learn how they can be part of the solution to social problems in their own community.

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Chapter 1. Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Part I. The Bases of Inequality
Chapter 2. Social Class
Chapter 3. Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 4. Gender
Chapter 5. Sexual Orientation
Chapter 6. Age and Aging
Part II. Our Social Institutions
Chapter 7. Families
Chapter 8. Education
Chapter 9. Work and the Economy
Chapter 10. Health and Medicine
Chapter 11. The Media
Part III. Our Social and Physical Worlds
Chapter 12. Drug Abuse
Chapter 13. Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 14. The Environment
Chapter 15. War and Terrorism
Part IV. Individual Action and Social Change
Chapter 16. Social Problems and Social Action


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KEY FEATURES OF Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action, Seventh Edition
  • Additional material has been incorporated on the subjects of racial capitalism, racial inequality, gender binary and transgender identity, the living wage movement, the impact of social media, and policing reform.
  • Updates on significant social policy decisions and debates have been added on topics such as  immigration, LGBTQ rights, the Affordable Care Act, police reform, and the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The text incorporates updated data sources, new research findings, and closer empirical examination of social problems, such as elderly income sources, minimum-wage employment, health care utilization, and Internet access.
  • Each chapter includes a Sociology at Work feature, reviewing the invaluable workplace skills sociology majors develop and presenting stories of sociology graduates who continue to rely on their sociological imaginations in their field of work.
  • Four theoretical perspectives (functionalist, conflict, feminist, and interactionist) are presented in each chapter, identifying how each perspective defines the causes and consequences of specific problems.
  • The focus of this text is unlike most other social problems texts, featuring a strong emphasis on social policy and action.
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