Contemporary Readings in Social Problems
- Anna Leon-Guerrero - Pacific Lutheran University
- Kristine Zentgraf - California State University, Long Beach, USA
Contemporary Readings in Social Problems includes a broad range of topics from different perspectives and encourages students to explore complex social issues. The many esteemed articles included in this collection have been carefully selected and edited to make them more accessible to undergraduate students.
Introducing students to original writings on major topics in social problems, this reader brings real-world examples into courses covering social problems and is sure to spark interesting class discussion.
- Focuses on teaching both theory and application, providing a more contemporary view of social problems and integrating a global perspective
- Presents in-depth material in a clear and concise collection of well-edited, accessible articles
- Includes unique pedagogy, featuring a detailed table of contents with article abstracts; a topic guide to help instructors better integrate the material into their courses; article introductions written by the Editor; discussion questions for each article; and a detailed list of internet links for further exploration
- Provides a value-priced selection of 32 outstanding readings
This comprehensive reader is an ideal supplemental text for undergraduate students enrolled in Social Problems, Sociological Theory, Introduction to Sociology, Global Issues, or Special Topics courses in departments of sociology.
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Good array of readings on diverse spread of issues, particulary in displaying transnational level of social problems.
Great breadth of readings in social problems and contemporary sociologists. I am pairing the reader with Joel Best's Social Problems to teach from a constructionist perspective. Leon-Guerrero has put together a get pedagogical tool and saved me lots of time. Thanks!
Focuses a great deal on issues relating to the USA. It has some interesting reading on articles on Globalisation though.
some info in book was relevant but on the whole not suitable for this course, good book though
Perfect selection of readings in social problems. It well supplements textbook of the same same author Anna Leon-Guerrero. I recommend to my students in BA and MA degrees.
Short-term class discussion class needed a complete and affordable reader. This fits nicely.
Lots of great readings perfect for my short-term class.
I love Pine Forge Press but --based on feedback from my student about other textbooks-- my students want more structure and less high-level vocabulary (e.g. neoliberalism, remittance, etc,). Sadly, I think this excellent textbook might be too advanced for the needs of the student population at this school.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3 - Where Do We Go From Here?
Chapter 9 - The Making of International Migrants