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With an engaging writing style that has made it a popular choice at both 2 and 4-year schools, the Second Edition of Anna Leon-Guerrero’s Social Problems textbook humanizes social problems and addresses their consequences while emphasizing community awareness and action. The text focuses on inequalities, examining how race and ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation, and age determine our life chances. Each chapter includes a discussion of relevant social policies or programs and highlights how individuals or groups have made a difference in their communities. Although the book looks primarily at the United States, global perspectives are interwoven where appropriate. Pedagogical features and a companion study site provide a platform for discussion that encourages critical thinking about the problems presented.
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Anna Leon-Guerrero is Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She teaches courses in statistics, social theory, and social problems. She is a recipient of the university's Faculty Excellence Award and the K. T. Tang Award for Excellence in Research. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. As a social service program evaluator and consultant, she has focused her research on welfare reform, employment strategies for the working poor, and program assessment. She is also the co-author of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, and co-editor of Contemporary Readings in Social Problems.Review:
"This text is an excellent resource for undergraduates who hope to gain a deeper understanding of social problems, and possible ways of getting involved to work towards solutions." (Corby Caffrey-Dobosh 2010-03-19)
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