Social Problems in a Diverse Society Census Update (5th Edition)

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9780205024872: Social Problems in a Diverse Society Census Update (5th Edition)

Examining the significance of race, class, and gender in understanding social problems.

 

Social Problems in a Diverse Society focuses 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.

 

This text includes discussions about 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. Throughout the book, 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 Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course—simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs—to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MySocKit.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning —MySocKit delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Critical thinking questions found at the beginning and end of each chapter, and in feature boxes challenge students to form their own opinions on social issues.
  • Engage Students — First-person accounts and a series of “Social Problems” feature boxes help students apply content to real life global issues.
  • Explore Theory — Three classic paradigms and feminist theory.
  • Support Instructors — A full set of supplements support instructors.

Note: MySocKit does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocKit, please visit: www.mysockit.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySocKit (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205172296 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205172290

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About the Author:

Diana Kendall received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

 

Her areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory, race/class/gender studies, and the sociology of medicine. Her articles and presented papers primarily focus on the scholarship of teaching and on an examination of U.S. women of the upper classes across racial and ethnic groups.

 

In addition to Social Problems in a Diverse Society, she is the author of The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) and Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

 


Diana Kendall is currently Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Professor Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Southern Sociological Society, and the Southwestern Sociological Association.

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Organization

"I appreciate how basic sociological theory perspectives are introduced at the very beginning of the text and re-introdued in each chapter with each topic of social interest. This helps students see that there are clear applications of the material long after they have left the class..."
Michele Bogue, Texas Christian University

Pedagogy

"I think the boxed features were a great addition to the text.. Additional instructional features such as the summary sections, questions for critical thinking, and specialized box material: all of the resources in the text are quite good."
Michele Bogue, Texas Christian University

"The tables and figures are generally easy to comprehend, and useful. Good use of tables, text boxes, up-to-date statistics, summaries, terms & critical thinking questions."
Leslie Cintron, Washington and Lee University

"The boxed features were helpful and did serve to extend the basic content of each chapter in useful and meaningful ways."
Brian Hawkins, University of Colorado, Boulder

Design


"Having been a newspaper editor, I find the design and format of the book very well done."
Michele Bogue, Texas Christian University

"The textbook is colorful, contains a variety of content, including colorized content, and is easy to read - which is a plus for ongoing student participation throughout the semester."
Brian Hawkins, University of Colorado, Boulder

Content

"I am impressed with the breadth of areas covered in this text. I'm particularly impressed by the coverage of topical areas such as the sex trade and solving social problems."
Leslie Cintron, Washington and Lee University

Writing Style

"The greatest strength of the Kendall text is the manner in which the author integrates 'real world' examples which enables the students to better identify with the material and make abstract concepts more concrete and easier to relate to."
Jason Mazaik, Mass Bay Community College

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