Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader by Mindy StomblerFocus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader by Mindy Stombler

Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader

byMindy Stombler, Amanda M. Jungels

Paperback | March 15, 2016

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Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader exposes students to current issues in the field. The selections in this reader help students understand how social problems are defined and constructed, increase their empirical knowledge about the causes and consequences of social problems, anddevelop empathy. Working from a critical social constructionist foundation, the readings address a wide variety of social problems. Editors Mindy Stombler and Amanda M. Jungels include a combination of research-based articles and popular media pieces. Each chapter opens with an interview of a social-change activist doing work related to the chapter's featured social problem, giving students an opportunity to envision themselvesas agents of social change.
Mindy Stombler is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Instruction in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University. She is a co-editor of Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, Fourth Edition (2013) and a recipient of the Southern Sociological Society's Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. Amanda M. Jungels is...
Title:Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.09 × 7.52 × 1.3 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199321353

ISBN - 13:9780199321353

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Editorial Reviews

"I believe the editors struck a perfect balance between readings that draw from very recent research, readings/interviews drawing from an activist perspective, and less data-driven and more accessible articles that can generate class discussion." --Shoon Lio, University of Illinois-Springfield