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The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems

The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems
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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, 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, Erin Ruel, Amanda Powell, Joan Busfield, Clayton Mosher, Scott Akins, Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Carmen Lamothe, Kathleen Tierney, S. E. Costanza, Mathieu Deflem, Derek M.D. Silva, Anna S. Rogers, Brian Alleyne, Daniel Burland, Pat Lauderdale, Annamarie Oliverio, Christopher Powell, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Melissa Rorie, Jeffrey W. Cohen, Robert A. Brooks, Jack Levin, Eric Madfis, Heng Choon Chan, Ashley C. Rondini, Mark A. Winton, Claire M. Renzetti, Allison M. Adair, Kathleen M. Heide, Erika Gebo, M. Gabriela Torres, Paul Iganski, Abe Sweiry, Malcolm D. Holmes, Michael L. Radelet, Scott Phillips, Marvin Zalman, Ranita Ray, Michael Ian Borer, Govert Valkenburg, Harro van Lente, Fred M. Shelley, Kayla Stover
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107121553

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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: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107121553
    • dimensions: 261 x 184 x 65 mm
    • weight: 2.8kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Part I. General Concerns and Orientations in the Study of Social Problems:
    1. The challenges of conceptualizing social problems
    2. Research methods
    3. Participatory action research and social problems
    4. Public policy and social problems: recent trends in the formal control of individual behavior
    5. Social problems in global perspective
    6. Bridging social movements and social problems
    7. Public sociology and social problems
    8. Service sociology and social problems
    9. Astrosociology: social problems on Earth and in outer space
    10. Prospects for the sociological study of social problems
    II. Historical and Theoretical Issues in the Study of Social Problems:
    11. Settlement sociology
    12. Chicago school: city as a social laboratory
    13. Luhmann's sociological systems theory and the study of social problems
    14. The conflict approach
    15. Radical interactionism and the symbolism of methamphetamine
    16. Social constructionism
    Part III. Problems of Discrimination and Inequality:
    17. Racism
    18. Immigration
    19. Gender inequality
    20. Sexualities and homophobia
    21. Poverty and income inequality: a cross-national perspective on social citizenship
    22. Housing market discrimination
    23. Hunger and food insecurity
    24. Ageism, past and present
    25. Disabilities
    Part IV. Problems of Institutions:
    26. Media and the construction of social problems
    27. Family problems
    28. Problems in education
    29. Problems of the workplace and workforce
    30. Long-term unemployment in the United States. Volume II: Part I. Problems Related to Health, Safety, and Security:
    1. Illness and health care
    2. Mental illness and social problems
    3. Substance abuse
    4. Epidemics, pandemics, and outbreaks
    5. Disaster as social problem and social construct
    6. Surveillance
    7. Domestic spying: a historical-comparative perspective
    8. Computer hacking as a social problem
    9. War and militarism
    10. The social problem of terrorism
    11. Genocide
    Part II. Problems Related to Crime and Violence:
    12. The problem of crime
    13. Corporate malfeasance as a social problem
    14. The construction of school bullying as a social problem
    15. Rampage school shootings
    16. Understanding sexual violence: the role of causal and precipitating factors in sexual offending
    17. Critical and intersectional understandings of campus sexual assault as a social problem
    18. Child abuse and neglect
    19. Family violence
    20. Juvenile violence
    21. Gangs and gang violence
    22. State violence
    23. Hate crime
    24. Police brutality
    25. Capital punishment/death penalty
    26. Wrongful convictions: comparative perspectives
    Part VI. Problems of Global Impact:
    27. Urbanism and urbanization
    28. Technology and social problems
    29. Population and contemporary social problems
    30. Environmental problems.

  • 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 (2000–02) and as President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2010–11). 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, 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, Erin Ruel, Amanda Powell, Joan Busfield, Clayton Mosher, Scott Akins, Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Carmen Lamothe, Kathleen Tierney, S. E. Costanza, Mathieu Deflem, Derek M.D. Silva, Anna S. Rogers, Brian Alleyne, Daniel Burland, Pat Lauderdale, Annamarie Oliverio, Christopher Powell, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Melissa Rorie, Jeffrey W. Cohen, Robert A. Brooks, Jack Levin, Eric Madfis, Heng Choon Chan, Ashley C. Rondini, Mark A. Winton, Claire M. Renzetti, Allison M. Adair, Kathleen M. Heide, Erika Gebo, M. Gabriela Torres, Paul Iganski, Abe Sweiry, Malcolm D. Holmes, Michael L. Radelet, Scott Phillips, Marvin Zalman, Ranita Ray, Michael Ian Borer, Govert Valkenburg, Harro van Lente, Fred M. Shelley, Kayla Stover

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