Social Problems in a Diverse Society

 
9780205299638: Social Problems in a Diverse Society

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This book explores social problems through personal narratives that convey how problems are experienced by individuals and groups. It focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender; and applies sociological perspectives throughout to examine social issues. For anyone interested in learning more about social problems.

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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) andFraming 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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