Social Problems Plus NEW MySocLab with eText -- Access Card Package (14th Edition)

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9780205222612: Social Problems Plus NEW MySocLab with eText -- Access Card Package (14th Edition)

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Social Policy and Social Problems

 

This authoritative and accessible text provides a contemporary introduction to social problems with a close look at social policies.

 

Respected scholars William Kornblum and Joseph Julian introduce the major trends and future outlook for each social problem by looking at them from a global perspective and “big picture” view. Social policies devised to address social problems--and their consequences--are examined in depth by presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today's social problems. 

 

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This updated version of the bestselling text probes the nature and causes of each major social problem and then explores social control and social action with respect to each particular problem. Each chapter reflects a micro to macro approach, pointing out the interrelationships among today's social problems and the possibility of approaching them from several perspectives.

About the Author:

William Kornblum conducts research on urban, social ecology, and community studies. Among his publications are: At Sea in the City: New York from the Water’s Edge; Blue Collar Community, a study of the steel mill neighborhoods of  South Chicago;  Growing Up Poor and Uptown Kids, written with Terry Williams, and West 42nd Street, the Bright Lights,  which  during the 1980s became a guide to understanding the street life of lower Times Square.  He has served as a social scientist for the U.S. Department of Interior and worked on  the development of  national parks and environmental reserves in the nation's metropolitan regions. He is also the author of two popular undergraduate textbooks, Social Problems (Pearson) and Sociology in a Changing World (Wadsworth). Kornblum received his PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago (1971) and his undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell (1961)  He taught physics and chemistry as  a  Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast (1962-63) and was on the faculty at the University of Washington before he came to the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1973.

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