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Social Problems- Vantage Digital Option
Sociology in Action

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January 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2818-2

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Social Problems: Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to increase learning, retention, and engagement with course material (see details below to learn more about the text). Social Problems – Vantage Digital Option delivers the trusted content from Maxine P. Atkinson, Kathleen Odell Korgen, and Mary Nell Trautner's text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Social Problems

Social Problems: Sociology in Action
will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to increase learning, retention, and engagement with course material. Inspired by the best-selling introductory sociology text, Sociology in Action, this innovative new book immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example as they grapple with the causes and consequences of social problems as well as possible solutions. Each chapter explains key concepts and theories in social problems and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. The comprehensive Activity Guide that accompanies the text provides everything you need to assign, carry out, and assess the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.

 
Learning Activities
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
About the Contributors
Kathleen Odell Korgen
Chapter 1: Understanding and Solving Social Problems
Dawn R. Norris
Chapter 2: Analyzing Economic Inequalities
Meghan Burke
Chapter 3: Recognizing Racism and Racial Inequalities
Kris Macomber
Chapter 4: Examining Gender Inequalities
Jason Crockett
Chapter 5: Focusing on Sex and Sexualities
Deborah Lowry
Chapter 6: Preparing for Aging Societies
Daniel Herda
Chapter 7: Making Sense of Migration and Immigration
Lillian MacNell
Chapter 8: Researching Environmental Problems
Bridget Diamond-Welch
Chapter 9: Contesting Crime
Amy Sodaro
Chapter 10: Understanding War and Terrorism
Rena C. Zito
Chapter 11: Identifying Problems in the Criminal Justice System
Rena C. Zito
Chapter 12: Discovering Problems in the Family
Erinn Brooks
Chapter 13: Pursuing Equity in Education
Gregory T. Kordsmeier
Chapter 14: Prioritizing Health and Health Care Inequalities
Kathleen Odell Korgen and Maxine P. Atkinson
Chapter 15: Realizing the Power—and Vulnerability—of Institutions
Glenn A. Bowen
Appendix: Addressing Social Problems through Service-learning
 
References
 
Glossary
 
Index

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Student Study Site

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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

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KEY FEATURES OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS

  • Each chapter is contributed by an expert in that subject who also uses active learning techniques in his or her classroom.

  • Several "Confronting Social Problems" learning activities in each chapter provide instructors with an abundance of ready-to-use activities for a wide range of instructional settings.

  • Choose from a variety of activity types including personal reflection, content and data analysis, collaboration and group activities, observations, and short guided-research projects.

  • "Consider This" discussion questions encourage students to think more deeply about concepts for in-class discussions or assignments.

  • “Sociologists in Action” boxes spotlight the work of a student or a professional sociologist to illustrate how students can use sociological tools to make a positive impact on  problems facing society.

  • The concluding chapter, “Realizing the Power—and Vulnerability—of Institutions,” explores an emerging social problem: public loss of faith in institutions like government and the media.

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