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Social Problems: Sociology in Action

Paperback Engels 2020 9781544338668
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'Social Problems: Sociology in Action' will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to increase learning, retention, and engagement with course material.

Inspired by the best-selling introductory sociology text, Sociology in Action, this innovative new book immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example as they grapple with the causes and consequences of social problems as well as possible solutions.

Each chapter explains key concepts and theories in social problems and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. The comprehensive Activity Guide that accompanies the text provides everything you need to assign, carry out, and assess the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.


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Unit I: Inequalities as Social Problems - Kathleen Odell Korgen
Chapter 1: Understanding and Solving Social Problems
What is a Social Problem?
Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Why are some, But Not Other, Social Conditions Considered Social Problems?
How Can Professional Sociologists—and You—Help Solve Social Problems?
How to Conduct Social Scientific Research
Dawn R. Norris

Chapter 2: Analyzing Ecnomic Inequalities
Economic Inequality and Social Problems
Explaining Economic Inequality
Wealth and Income Gaps: How Much Inequality Exists?
The Question of Mobility
Social Problems That Cause Economic Inequality
Social Problems Caused by Economic Inequality
Solvig the Social Problem of Economic Inequality: Policies, Movements, and Action
Meghan Burke

Chapter 3: Recognizing Racism and Racial Inequalities
What is Race?
What is Racism?
Why Does Racial Inequality Exist?
Why Do Racial Inequality and Racism Persist?
What Social Problems Relate to Racism and Racial Inequalities?
How Can We Challenge and Address Racism and Racial Inequality?
Kris Macomber

Chapter 4: Examining Gender Inequalitie
How Does a Social Constructionist Approach Examine Gender Inequality?
The Rots of Contemporary Gender Inequality: Identifying Patriarchal Culture
Contemporary Gender Inequality in the Workplace
Men’s Violence Against Women
How does Gender Inequality Affect Boys and Men?
Other Gendered Social Problems
Gender-Based Movements and Social Change
Jason Crockett

Chapter 5: Focusing on Sex and Sexualities
Sex and Sexualities
Social Responses to Sex and Sexualities
Enforcing Sexual Norms at the Micro Level
Why Attitudes Toward Sex and Sexualities Change

Unit II: Global Populaton Problems - Deborah Lowry
Chapter 6:Preparing for Aging Societies
What is Population Aging?
What Social Problems Accompany Aging Societies?
What are Governments Doing to Prepare for Aging Populations?
What Can Local Communities Do to Improve Conditions of Aging?
Daniel Herda

Chaper 7: Making Sense of Migration and Immigration
What Is Migration?
The Social Construction of Immigrants as a Problem
Social Problems Causing Migration
Social Problems Affecting Immigrants
Social Problems Caused by Immigration
Lillian MacNell

Chapter 8: Researching Environmenal Problems
The Link between Environmental and Social Problems
The Environmental Costs of Powering Our Lives
Recognizing and Curbing Climate Change
Food and Agriculture
Confronting Environmental Injustice
Bridget Diamond-Welch

Chapter 9 Contesting Crime
The Social Construction of Crime
Mistakes in Claim Construction
Class, Race, Gender, and Critical Criminology
Social Problems that Cause Crime
Amy Sodaro

Chapter 10: Understanding War and Terrorism
Understanding War as a Social Problem
Seeing War as a Social Problem
War’s Impact on Society
Understanding Terrorism as a Social Problem
Consequences of Terrorism
Confronting War and Terrorism

Unit III: Institutional Problem - Rena C. Zito
Chapter 11: Identifying Problems in the Criminal Justice Syste
The U.S. Criminal Justice System
Courts and Corrections
Criminal Records
Rena C. Zito

Chapter 12: Discovering Problems in the Family
What is a Family?
Social Construction of Families as Problems
Family problems as Social Problems
Social Problems Affecting Families
Erinn Brooks

Chapter 13: Pursuing Equity in Education
Education and Schooling
The Purpose of Education
Social Problems in Education and Schools
Reforms that Can Improve Education Systems
Gregory T.Kordsmeier

Chapter 14: Prioritizing Health and Health Care Inequalitie
Understanding Health and Health-Related Social Problems
How Social Problems Affect Health
Social Problems and Inequalities in the Health Care System
Facing Health Challenges Collectively
Kathleen Odell Korgen and Maxine P. Atinson

Chapter 15: Realizing the Power—and Vulnerability—of Institutions
Why Does a Society Need Social Institutions?
Why Do Institutions Fail?
Declining Faith in Institutions in the United States
How Can Social Problems Weaken Institutions?
How Can We Save Our Social Institutions?
Glenn A. Bowen

Appendix: Addressing Social Problems through Service-learning
Fundamentals of Service-learning
Assessment of Service-learning
Tips for Faculty Considering Service-learning
Service-learning in a Social Problems Course


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