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Social Problems : Community, Policy and Social Action

ISBN: 9780761987826 | 0761987827
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Pub. Date: 2/1/2005

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Praise for Anna Leon-Guerrero's Social Problems: "The book promises to be a very stimulating and empowering book for students on social problems...The strengths of this book are that students are not left with a menu of problems and all the depression and frustration that can carry. Just what we need to stimulate students into thought and action as opposed to memorization and regurgitation at test time." - Dr. Julia Glover Hall, Drexel University "I really like the community based approach. It offers students examples they can actually get their minds around better than some of the more large scale or abstract discussions; and shows them practical applications that many are likely to see in their own careersa? I think it offers a fresh perspectivea? , includes direct references to data resources not offered by other texts." - Heather Feldhaus-Smith, Bloomsburg University Terrorism. Poverty. Unemployment. AIDS. Crime. Drug abuse. Do any or all of these social problems exist in your community? What exactly is a social problem, and what policies and activities have been implemented to try and resolve them? Anna Leon-Guerrero has written an accessible and insightful text which encourages students to play an active part in their own communities. By encouraging critical thinking and Internet research, students will come to recognize that social problems don't just exist "somewhere else," but that they exist on their own campuses and in their own neighborhoods and communities. Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action offers a sociological perspective on the social p

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