Social Issues in Sport-3rd Edition

Author: Woods, Ron

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450495206

Category: Education

Page: 536

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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.

Social Problems

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393283419

Category: Social problems

Page: 350

View: 1766


A complete set of tools for analyzing any social problem.

Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs

Author: Leon H. Ginsberg

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781570032660

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 830


Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs offers a comprehensive analysis of the policies used in the United States to develop the nation's social welfare programs. In this third edition, Leon Ginsberg updates social welfare policy through the 1990s. He explains developments that have taken place during the Clinton administration, in particular the sweeping changes effected by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and details the major provisions of the new law and how it differs from laws previously in effect. He deals with the effect on social welfare of diverse social issues and events ranging from the trial of O. J. Simpson and the Oklahoma City bombing to the Contract with America. Ginsberg has also expanded on the six-component model -- history, social problems, public policy, description of programs, policy analysis, and policy practice -- that defines social welfare policy and services.

Exploring Social Issues

Using SPSS for Windows

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412964227

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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"A hands-on introduction to the craft of social research for Introductory Sociology courses, Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition puts students in the role of active researchers as they test their own ideas about topics such as divorce, abortion, crime, inequality, prejudice, and television violence using SPSS, the pre-eminent software program in the social sciences. This Third Edition uses updated General Social Survey (GSS) data sets and offers a robust SPSS primer in an appendix. The book is available in two formats: as a stand-alone text, or bundled with SPSS (Student Version). Key Features: Stresses active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of investigative explorations of social issues; Shows students how analyzing data from the General Social Survey, a major national research program, can help them better understand compelling social issues; Teaches students how to use SPSS as they analyze GSS data on a random sample of the population; Guides students step-by-step through exercises that have been designed for those with no background in SPSS; Includes research reports that follow a standardized fill-in-the-blank format for analyzing and presenting results, but with space left for students to summarize their results in their own words."--Publisher's website.

Social Problems

Community, Policy, and Social Action

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238545

Category: Education

Page: 552

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With an engaging writing style that has made it a popular choice at both 2- and 4-year schools, the Third Edition of Anna Leon-Guerrero’s Social Problems textbook clearly presents contemporary social problems and addresses their consequences while emphasizing community involvement by both individuals and groups to achieve real solutions. With an overarching focus on social inequalities, this proven text provides a platform for discussion that encourages critical thinking through compelling illustrations, boxed features, learning checks, discussion questions, and online learning tools, all designed to inspire hope rather than simply present a disheartening parade of maladies.

Social Problems Interactive eBook

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412988070

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 585


This dynamic new Interactive E-Book version of the Third Edition of Anna Leon-Guerrero's bestselling text, Social Problems is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, an interactive glossary, and more! Explore two sample chapters from the E-Book! 3. Race and Ethnicity 10. Health and Medicine Bundle Option To bundle the Interactive E-Book with the Print Version of Leon Guerrero's Social Problems, Third Edition, please contact your Sales Representative for more information. Bundle ISBN: 978-1-4129-9487-3

Social Problems

A Canadian Perspective

Author: Lorne Tepperman,Josh Curtis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195432398

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 8754


Current and Canadian, this new third edition explores the dynamics and consequences of social problems - such as poverty, unemployment, crime, drug abuse, health, war, and terrorism - that impact Canada and the rest of the world. Each problem is examined through a variety of theoreticalparadigms before its impact both on individuals and society as a whole is explored. Building on the success of the two previous editions, the third edition expands its discussions on technology and Aboriginal issues and features two new chapters on education and the environment. Compelling andcomprehensive, Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective is essential reading for students wishing to understand crucial issues impacting society.

Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 577

View: 2050


New edition of a text that examines how the social structure and culture of society contribute to social problems and their consequences. The 16 chapters cover problems of well being, human diversity, inequality and power, and modernization. Each chapter begins with a vignette that illustrates the c

The International Handbook of Addiction Behaviour

Author: Ilana Belle Glass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134880413

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 2634


International in its scope and multidisciplinary in its approach, The International Handbook of Addiction Behaviour, originally published in 1991, set a new agenda in the addictions field. This volume brings together the full variety of scientific approaches to addiction behaviour. It broke new ground by highlighting the links between clinical work, training and research and proposes a way forward towards integrated treatment interventions. This title is a definitive teaching text and will still be a valuable resource for students in the addiction field.

Soziologie sozialer Probleme und sozialer Kontrolle

Realitäten, Repräsentationen und Politik

Author: Axel Groenemeyer,Silvia Wieseler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531157498

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

View: 7664


Soziale Probleme werden als öffentliche und politische Themen problematisiert; die in diesen Prozessen etablierten Repräsentationen bilden die Grundlage für Prozesse der Institutionalisierung neuer Realitäten, die z. B. die Form politischer Maßnahmen annehmen können und über deren Funktionen und Effekte sie sich reproduzieren und verändern. So schien es vielen Beobachtern und Beobachterinnen in den letzten dreißig Jahren, dass das Konzept ‚Soziale Probleme’ soziologisch nur Sinn machen könne, wenn man es mit einem strikt konstruktivistischen Theorieprogramm und dessen Fragen nach der Prozessen und Bedingungen der öffentlichen Problemati-sierung sozialer Probleme identifizieren würde. Dieses Forschungsprogramm hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem fruchtbaren Feld theoretischer und empirischer Forschung entwickelt. Gesellschaftliche Konstruktion bedeutet allerdings nicht Beliebigkeit und Diskurse der Problematisierung sind genauso real wie ihre gesellschaftlichen, politischen und individuellen Konsequenzen. Mit ihnen befasst sich eine andere Soziologie sozialer Probleme, die sich der Analyse einzelner sozialer Probleme und der auf sie bezogenen Formen der Politik, Intervention und sozialer Kontrolle widmet. Es ist genau diese doppelte Fragestellung, die die Soziologie sozialer Probleme und sozialer Kontrolle auszeichnet. Der vorliegende Band bietet einen profunden Überblick über den aktuellen Diskussionsstand in diesem wichti-gen Forschungsfeld und reflektiert damit die Lebendigkeit und Fruchtbarkeit der Soziologie sozialer Probleme und sozialer Kontrolle.

The Social Studies Curriculum

Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities, Third Edition

Author: E. Wayne Ross

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481042

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 2966


This updated third edition contains new chapters on important issues—including race, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism—affecting social studies education.


Perspectives and Issues, Third Edition

Author: Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD,Janet M. Wilmoth, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104809

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 4658


Designated a Doody's Core Title! THE GROUNDBREAKING TEXT ON GERONTOLOGY, UPDATED TO ADDRESS THE INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF THE STUDY OF AGING What is Gerontology? How Does Aging Affect the Mind and the Body? How Does Social Context Influence Aging and Life Course Development? What are the Needs and Interests of an Older Population? These questions are sparking the most important research in gerontology, and this third edition of the perennial text brings the research and its resulting theories from across the various disciplines into one broad overview of gerontology. This interdisciplinary approach is key to developing a strong "gerontological imagination," a necessary base for the study of gerontology. Use this volume to discover the cellular realities of aging alongside the social forces that play a role in developing Alzheimer's. Study the effects of nutrition and exercise in older lives and learn how the demographics of aging affect them. By combining knowledge from different disciplines, Wilmoth and Ferraro have created a comprehensive picture of gerontology today that will enhance any course instruction and provide a new window into the future of the discipline. Springer Publishing--Serving the Healthcare and Helping Professions for More Than 55 Years

Social Problems

An Introduction to Critical Constructionism

Author: Robert Heiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195380231

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 9590


Now in a new edition, Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism synthesizes conflict theory and social constructionism to help students think critically about social problem construction. A concise, student-friendly alternative to all-encompassing standard textbooks, this book examines a single theoretical paradigm in depth, demonstrating how theory can be used to understand a breadth of real world structures. Adopting a critical constructionist perspective, RobertHeiner focuses on the four problems most often encountered in social problems courses: inequality, family, crime and deviance, and overpopulation and the environment. Heiner's critical approach helps students conceive of societal problems not merely as things that are "out there," but as socially constructed phenomena whose importance varies according to media attention and the agendas of particular interest groups. Furthermore, his critical point of view leads students to reevaluate their ownpreconceived notions and beliefs, in turn generating lively classroom discussions. Revised and updated in this third edition, Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism now includes a glossary of key terms and reinforcing end-of-chapter questions, as well as new discussions of such issues as immigration. Additional graphics help visually illustrate key concepts and ideas. Providing students with a solid theoretical background, Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism, Third Edition, is ideal for social problems courses. Given its readability and consistent application of theory, this book could also be used in introductory sociology courses and social theory courses.

Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems, Third Edition

A Clinician's Guide

Author: Carolyn S. Schroeder,Julianne M. Smith-Boydston

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462530702

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 8851


This highly accessible work, now thoroughly revised, has shown thousands of students and clinicians how to assess and treat children's emotional and behavioral difficulties from a developmental perspective. The authors provide a sound understanding of typical development (ages 2-12) and the risk and protective factors for psychopathology. Chapters on common psychological disorders and family stressors describe the nature of each problem, review evidence-based treatments, and offer step-by-step guidelines for intervention, illustrated with helpful case examples. A comprehensive framework for assessing children and planning treatment is used throughout. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 24 reproducible forms and handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition: *Chapters on developmental disabilities and trauma. *Significantly revised to reflect advances in assessment, treatment, and developmental psychopathology research. *Additional material on pharmacological treatments in each disorder-specific chapter. *Sibling rivalry chapter expanded to include difficulties with peers. *Updated for DSM-5.

Understanding housing policy (third edition)

Author: Lund, Brian

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447330455

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4593


The 3rd edition of this bestselling textbook has been completely revised to address the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in the years since the previous edition was published. The issues explored include the austerity agenda, the impact of the Coalition government’s housing policies, the 2015 Conservative government’s policy direction, the evolving devolution agenda and the recent focus on housing supply. The concluding chapter examines new policy ideas in the context of theoretical approaches to understanding housing policy: laissez-faire economics; social reformism; Marxist political economy; behavioural perspectives and social constructionism. Throughout the textbook, substantive themes are illustrated by boxed examples and case studies. The author focuses on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, ensuring that the book will be a vital resource for undergraduate and postgraduate level students of housing and planning and related social policy modules.

Social Work with Rural Peoples (Third Edition)

Author: Ken Collier

Publisher: New Star Books

ISBN: 1554200202

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 7834


The gist of Collier’s genuinely radical book is that for the rural social worker to be effective, she must be able to identify with the struggles of the people she is trying to help — that trying to maintain “professional”, “objective” distance will merely ensure that the social worker becomes part of the problem rather than part of the solution. For the social worker in a smaller community, “Whose side are you on?” is the most important question to be answered before any effective work can be done. It is an indictment of the slow pace of progress against the societal problems facing rural populations that a third edition of Social Work With Rural Peoples is necessary.

Issues in Aging

Author: Mark Novak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317347080

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1884


Opportunities and optimism in Aging. Issues in Aging, 3rd edition takes an optimistic view of aging and human potential in later life. This book presents the most up-to-date facts on aging today, the issues raised by these facts, and the societal and individual responses that will create a successful old age for us all. Mark Novak presents the full picture of aging--exhibiting both the problems and the opportunities that accompany older age. The text illustrates how generations are dependent on one another and how social conditions affect both the individual and social institutions. Learning Goals -Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: -Understand how large-scale social issues--social attitudes, the study of aging, and demographic issues--affect individuals and social institutions -Identify the political responses to aging and how individuals can create a better old age for themselves and the people they know -Separate the myths from the realities of aging -Recognize the human side of aging -Trace the transformation of pension plans, health, and opportunities for personal expression and social engagement to the new ecology of aging today


A Canadian Perspective

Author: Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199012923


Page: 752

View: 3656


Still the most comprehensive and accessible Canadian introduction to sociological theory and issues available, this fourth edition encourages students to identify and analyze how sociology intersects with their own lives. With chapters contributed by over 30 renowned Canadian sociologistswriting in their areas of expertise, this book offers extensive Canadian and international examples and a unified voice throughout. New to this edition is a chapter on technology and society that examines a number of fascinating issues - from technology and inequality, to online identity, tocyberbullying and online deviance - giving students insight into how technology has affected their everyday lives. The text also includes a new "Researchers in Action" boxed feature that profiles Canadian sociologists, giving students examples of the exciting work that has been undertaken in varioussub-disciplines of sociology, right here in Canada. Incisive, authoritative, and engaging, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective offers an in-depth introduction to this dynamic discipline.

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social issues in business, third edition

Author: Fred Luthans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780023729102

Category: Industries

Page: 97

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