This book empowers the powerless and gives sociologists and their students a new vantage point for understanding. Judith Blau, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill In Social Problems: A Service-Learning Approach, authors Corey Dolgon and Chris Baker integrate an innovative case study approach into a comprehensive introduction that helps students understand how they can address social problems in their communities by applying basic theories and concepts. Key Features Engaging chapter-opening case studies immediately draw students into the discussion of the specific social problem addressed in that chapter. Each chapter includes a detailed set of definitions and statistical portraits of problems ranging from social and economic inequality to institutional inequalities in health, education, crime, and families. Historical segments trace how particular problems evolved and how various social movements have fundamentally shifted the nature and parameter of these problems. Each chapter concludes with additional case studies of students involved in service learning or community research projects. Each of these case studies includes questions asking students to apply concepts and theories covered in the chapter to the specific situation outlined in that case. The end-of-chapter feature Voices From the Field highlights a particular individual who is currently working to address the root causes of social problems. Other end-of-chapter features include chapter summary questions, a selective glossary and a list of helpful internet sites.
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