Social Problems in a Diverse Society

 
9780205299638: Social Problems in a Diverse Society

This text focuses on the significance of 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.

 

In the fifth edition of Social Problems in a Diverse Society, author Diana Kendall continues to focus 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. Throughout the text, 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 author, who specializes in social theory, uses the three main sociological perspectives throughout the text, along with contemporary feminist and humanist perspectives. Authentic, first person accounts - "real words from real people" create interest and show how the problems being discussed affect people as they go about their daily lives. This new edition has numerous new references, many new boxed features, and substantial updating throughout.

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Social Problems in a Diverse Society focuses on the significance of 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. The text includes five chapters on problems based on inequalities: wealth and poverty, race and ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation. In the third edition, Diana Kendall, who specializes in social theory, continues to blend contemporary feminist and humanist perspectives with the three main sociological perspectives. The third edition also includes new boxes entitled "Social Problems and Statistics," which look at how statistics are used (or misused) to inform the public about social problems. Additionally, Kendall has added important new coverage of terrorism and national security, and white collar crime.

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Social Problems in a Diverse Society focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender when discussing social problems. Also, this text examines how the media shapes our perceptions of problems. By incorporating personal narratives, Dr. Kendall conveys to readers how problems are experienced by other individuals and groups.

 

For the fourth edition, new or updated experiences and examples are found in every chapter, including the latest available coverage of the War in Iraq, terrorism in London and elsewhere, and Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Also, Chapters 1 and 18 have been substantially revised to reflect the social constructionist approach to the study of social problems and new insights on the best (and worst) ways to track a social problem.

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