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October 2014 | 1 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning, this Interactive eBook version of Trevino's, Investigating Social Problems provides students with the identical content and page layout of the traditional printed book in a flexible electronic format. Users of the eBook can link directly from the “page” to video, audio, additional enrichment readings, glossary terms, and other relevant resources that bring sociology to life in a way that a traditional print text can’t. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, helpful links to video, podcasts, SAGE journal articles, reference links, and much more! Students can use the interactive eBook on its own, or package it with the printed textbook for no additional cost.
 
Part I: The Sociological Study of Social Problems
 
Chapter 1: Social Problems (Javier Trevino)
Introduction  
The Sociological Study of Social Problems  
The Sociological Imagination  
Sociological Research  
Three Sociological Theories  
Applying the Three Theories to Social Problems  
Social Policy  
Specialized Theories  
Service Sociology and Social Problems  
 
Part II: Problems of Inequality
 
Chapter 2: Poverty (Keith Kilty)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends  
Social Class  
Inequality  
Using Theory to Explain Poverty, Class, and Inequality: The View from a Functionalist, Symbolic Interactionist, and Conflict Perspective  
Specialized Theory Beyond Functionalism, Interactionism, and Conflict  
Social Change: What Can We Do?  
 
Chapter 3: Race (Eileen O’Brien)
Defining Race and Ethnicity in a New Millennium  
Patterns and Trends  
Using Theory to Explain Racial Inequality: The View from a Functionalist, Symbolic Interactionist, and Conflict Perspective  
Specialized Theories Beyond Functionalism, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionism  
 
Chapter 4: Gender (Robyn Ryle)
Defining gender inequality  
Feminism, men, and the study of gender as a social problem  
Looking at gender on college campuses  
Using functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interaction theory to understand gender inequality  
Queer theory: an interdisciplinary perspective on gender  
Social change: What can you do?  
 
Chapter 5: Sexuality (Rebecca Plante)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends in Sexuality-Related Social Problems  
Using Theory to Understand Sex Work and Prostitution: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction Perspectives  
Examples of Theories Applied to Sexualities  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 6: Aging (Duane Matcha)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Symbolic Interaction and Conflict Perspectives  
Specialized Theory about Aging  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Part III: Problems of Institutions
 
Chapter 7: Education (Ryan Coughlan)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends  
U.S. Educational System and Interest Groups  
Using Sociological Theories in Education  
Specialized Theories in the Sociology of Education  
Explanations of Educational Inequality  
Educational Reform from the 1980s to 2012  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 8: Media (William Hoynes)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends in Media Portrayals of Social Problems  
Debating Media as a Cause of Social Problems  
Emergent Social Problems and New Media Technology  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction Perspectives  
Theories In Contemporary Media And Social Problems Scholarship  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 9: Family (Meg Wilkes Karraker)
Introduction  
Trends  
Family Problems and Three Institutional Stakeholders  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction Perspectives  
Specialized Family Theories  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 10: Work and the Economy (Rudi Volti)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends  
Stakeholders  
Using Theory: The Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist Perspectives  
Specialized Theories: Weber and Scientific Management  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Part IV: Problems of Health and Safety
 
Chapter 11: Crime (Susan Guarino-Ghezzi and Kathleen Currul-Dykeman)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends  
The U.S. Criminal Justice System and Its Stakeholders  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict and Symbolic Interaction Perspectives  
Specialized Theories about Crime  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 12: Alcohol and Other Drugs (Brian C. Kelly and Dina Perrone)
Drugs and Society  
Addiction and Other Harms  
Patterns of Drug Use  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist Perspectives  
Specialized Theories  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 13: Health (Kevin White)
Introduction  
Patterns and Trends  
The U.S. Health care System and Its Stakeholders  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist Perspectives  
Specialized Theories  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Part V: Problems of Global Impact
 
Chapter 14: Environment (Katharine Legun and Michael M. Bell)
Introduction: Environmental Problems as Social Problems  
Patterns and Trends  
Theoretical Perspectives in Environmental Sociology  
Specialized theories  
What You Can Do: Social Change for the Environment  
 
Chapter 15: Science and Technology (Wenda Bauchspies)
Introduction: Hacking and Cybercrimes around the World  
Science and Technology as Socially Defined  
Patterns and Trends  
Science, Technology and Their Stakeholders  
Using Theory: The View from the Functionalist, Conflict and Symbolic Interaction Perspectives  
Specialized Theories  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 16: War (Paul Joseph)
Introduction: War as a Social Concept  
Patterns and Trends  
The Future of War  
Using Theory: The view from the Functionalist, Conflict and Symbolic Interaction Perspectives  
Specialized Theory: The Civil-Military Gap Thesis  
Terrorism  
Social Change: What Can You Do?  
 
Chapter 17: Population (Michael Borer and Tyler Schafer)
Urbanization, Growth, and Social Problems  
Patterns and Trends  
Theories of Urban Growth and Urbanization  
Specialized Theories  
Research Spotlight: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Social Survey – Quality of Life in a Boom and Bust City  
Social Change: What Can You Do in Your City, Suburb, or Town?  

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site will include the following:

  • eFlashcards
  • Web quizzes
  • Audio links
  • Video links
  • SAGE articles
  • General Social Survey Questions
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Password-protected Instructor Resources will include the following:

  • Microsoft® Word® test bank,
  • Respondus electronic test bank
  • PowerPoint® slides
  • SAGE articles
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions
  • Audio links
  • Video links
  • Web resources

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