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The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems

Volume 1

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Joseph Schneider, Amir Marvasti, Randy Stoecker, Mark Peyrot, Yvonne A. Braun, Michael C. Dreiling, Jaime Kucinskas, Joshua Meisel, Mary Virnoche, A. Javier Treviño, Jim Pass, Joel Best, Donileen R. Loseke, Patricia Lengermann, Gillian Niebrugge, Roger Salerno, Werner Schirmer, Dimitris Michailakis, Steven E. Barkan, Michael A. Katovich, Peter R. Ibarra, Michael Adorjan, Heather M. Dalmage, Cecilia Menjívar, Andrea Gómez Cervantes, William J. Scarborough, Barbara Risman, Catherine A. Gildae, Eiko Strader, Joya Misra, W. Dennis Keating, Stephen J. Scanlan, W. Andrew Achenbaum, Robyn Lewis Brown, William Hoynes, Donna Holland, Peter A. J. Stevens, A. Gary Dworkin, Vryonides Marios, Héctor L. Delgado, Ofer Sharone, David Blustein, Carl E. Van Horn
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108426169

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  • The introduction of the Affordable Care Act in the United States, the increasing use of prescription drugs, and the alleged abuse of racial profiling by police are just some of the factors contributing to twenty-first-century social problems. The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems offers a wide-ranging roster of the social problems currently pressing for attention and amelioration. Unlike other works in this area, it also gives great consideration to theoretical and methodological discussions. This Handbook will benefit both undergraduate and graduate students eager to understand the sociology of social problems. It is suitable for classes in social problems, current events, and social theory. Featuring the most current research, the Handbook provides an especially useful resource for sociologists and graduate students conducting research.

    • A comprehensive compendium of the various social problems faced by contemporary society
    • Theoretical and methodological treatments are emphasized allowing readers to conceptualize the sociological study of social problems and understand how research on social problems is currently being conducted
    • The book is intended as both a useful supplementary text for classes in social problems, deviance, current events, and social theory, and as a valuable reference work for research scholars and libraries
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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108426169
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 185 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Concerns and Orientations in the Study of Social Problems:
    1. The challenges of conceptualizing social problems Joseph Schneider
    2. Research methods Amir Marvasti
    3. Participatory action research and social problems Randy Stoecker
    4. Public policy and social problems: recent trends in the formal control of individual behavior Mark Peyrot
    5. Social problems in global perspective Yvonne A. Braun and Michael C. Dreiling
    6. Bridging social movements and social problems Jaime Kucinskas
    7. Public sociology and social problems Joshua Meisel and Mary Virnoche
    8. Service sociology and social problems A. Javier Treviño
    9. Astrosociology: social problems on Earth and in outer space Jim Pass
    10. Prospects for the sociological study of social problems Joel Best, Donileen R. Loseke
    Part II. Historical and Theoretical Issues in the Study of Social Problems:
    11. Settlement sociology Patricia Lengermann and Gillian Niebrugge
    12. Chicago school: city as a social laboratory Roger Salerno
    13. Luhmann's sociological systems theory and the study of social problems Werner Schirmer and Dimitris Michailakis
    14. The conflict approach Steven E. Barkan
    15. Radical interactionism and the symbolism of methamphetamine Michael A. Katovich
    16. Social constructionism Peter R. Ibarra and Michael Adorjan
    Part III. Problems of Discrimination and Inequality:
    17. Racism Heather M. Dalmage
    18. Immigration Cecilia Menjívar and Andrea Gómez Cervantes
    19. Gender inequality William J. Scarborough and Barbara Risman
    20. Sexualities and homophobia Catherine A. Gildae
    21. Poverty and income inequality: a cross-national perspective on social citizenship Eiko Strader and Joya Misra
    22. Housing market discrimination W. Dennis Keating
    23. Hunger and food insecurity Stephen J. Scanlan
    24. Ageism, past and present W. Andrew Achenbaum
    25. Disabilities Robyn Lewis Brown
    Part IV. Problems of Institutions:
    26. Media and the construction of social problems William Hoynes
    27. Family problems Donna Holland
    28. Problems in education Peter A. J. Stevens, Vryonides Marios and A. Gary Dworkin
    29. Problems of the workplace and workforce Héctor L. Delgado
    30. Long-term unemployment in the United States Ofer Sharone, David Blustein and Carl E. Van Horn.

  • Editor

    A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
    A. Javier Treviño, Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College, Massachusetts, is the author and editor of several books including The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills (2012), The Development of Sociological Theory: Readings from the Enlightenment to the Present (2017), C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination (2017), and Investigating Social Problems (Second Edition, 2018). He has served as President of the Justice Studies Association (2000–2002) and as President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2010–2011). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (2006), a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Moldova (2009), and since 2014 has been a Visiting Professor in Social and Political Theory at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

    Contributors

    Joseph Schneider, Amir Marvasti, Randy Stoecker, Mark Peyrot, Yvonne A. Braun, Michael C. Dreiling, Jaime Kucinskas, Joshua Meisel, Mary Virnoche, A. Javier Treviño, Jim Pass, Joel Best, Donileen R. Loseke, Patricia Lengermann, Gillian Niebrugge, Roger Salerno, Werner Schirmer, Dimitris Michailakis, Steven E. Barkan, Michael A. Katovich, Peter R. Ibarra, Michael Adorjan, Heather M. Dalmage, Cecilia Menjívar, Andrea Gómez Cervantes, William J. Scarborough, Barbara Risman, Catherine A. Gildae, Eiko Strader, Joya Misra, W. Dennis Keating, Stephen J. Scanlan, W. Andrew Achenbaum, Robyn Lewis Brown, William Hoynes, Donna Holland, Peter A. J. Stevens, A. Gary Dworkin, Vryonides Marios, Héctor L. Delgado, Ofer Sharone, David Blustein, Carl E. Van Horn

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