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Investigating Social Problems

Fourth Edition
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July 2024 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The extensively updated Fourth Edition of Investigating Social Problems, edited by A. Javier Trevino, promises a specialized study into societal troubles such as poverty, racism, crime, drug addiction, and environmental disasters. Not just a single author's perspective, but more than two dozen experts deliver informed discussions on their area of specialization, making this text unique in its breadth and depth. With a ministry towards understanding, grappling with, and crafting solutions to these problems, the book moves beyond fundamental sociological concepts, offering students theory-loaded, empirically-rich explorations into pressing issues of the contemporary world.

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A. Javier Treviño
1. Sociology and Social Problems
Leslie Hossfeld, E. Brooke Kelly, and Julia Waity
2. Poverty and Class Inequality
Maria D. Dueñas
3. Race and Ethnicity
Paulina d. C. Inara Rodis and Sara C. Francisco
4. Gender
Janelle M. Pham and Anna C. Ziering
5. Sexualities
Isabel García Valdivia
6. Aging
Jenny Stuber
7. Education
William Hoynes, Nicholas Hoynes, and Cameron J. Bunker
8. Media
Heather E. Dillaway, Allison Jendry James, and Nancy J. Mezey
9. Families
Jacqueline M. Zalewski
10. Work and the Economy
Matthew Delsesto
11. Crime
Scott Akins and Michelle Inderbitzin
12. Drugs
Valerie Leiter
13. Health
J. M. Bacon
14. The Environment
Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott
15. Science and Technology
Ori Swed
16. War and Terrorism
Meghan Ashlin Rich
17. Urbanization

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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
  • Data, tables, and figures have been updated throughout to reflect the latest information available from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, the General Social Survey, Social Security Administration Office, Pew Research Center, Uniform Crime Reports, and more.
  • New topics and examples include immigration policies, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, book banning, critical race theory, artificial intelligence, intimate partner violence, fast fashion, long COVID, Big Pharma, PFAS exposure, the politicization of science, hostile architecture, domestic terrorism, and more.
  • New contributing authors include Maria D. Dueñas (Race and Ethnicity), Paulina d. C. Inara Rodis and Sara C. Francisco (Gender), Janelle M. Pham and Anna C. Ziering (Sexualities), Isabel García Valdivia (Aging), Cameron J. Bunker (joining William Hoynes and Nicholas Hoynes, Media), Allison Jendry James (joining Heather E. Dillaway and Nancy J. Mezey, Families), Matthew DelSesto (Crime), Scott Akins and Michelle Inderbitzin (Drugs), and Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott (Science and Technology).
KEY FEATURES:
  • Insightful discussions by more than two dozen leading sociologists in their areas of specialization
  • Chapter-opening Investigating the Social Problem boxes that present personal narratives from authors
  • Detailed study of social problems from the point of view of three general theoretical approaches namely, structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism
  • Special consideration of social policies and recommendations in every chapter
  • Beyond Our Borders and Experiencing boxes, and consistent Research Methods features, underscoring key themes in the study of social problems
  • Photos, figures and tables for better understanding and retention of information
  • Marginal glossaries and a conclusive glossary for easy reference
  • End-of-chapter review and discussion questions
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