Providing students with basic information about social problems, this text also sets out to teach them a strategy for understanding these issues. It explains how to distinguish between individual and structural analyses, and the importance of placing issues in an historical and international context. In so doing, the author aims to demonstrate that sociology is a hypothesis-testing discipline. He uses metaphors, vignettes and humour to convey the fundamental concepts, key findings and methods by which sociologists understand social problems.
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How to Understand Social Problems
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