Social Problems

Social Problems : An Introduction to Critical Constructionism

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This is a revision of Heiner's brief introduction to social problems, a basic sophomore level course taught in virtually all sociological curricula. This book frames the discussion of social problems by looking at the four main issues that make up the "canon" - inequality, family problems, crime and deviance, and overpopulation and the environment - from a critical constructionist perspective. The revision will focus on updating examples in relation to current events and adding photographs, while still remaining brief to maintain its niche in the social problems market.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195177002
  • 9780195177008

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Praise for the previous edition "This impressive and accessible volume uses a unique theoretical framework to discuss and analyze some of the most important social problems at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is packed with insightful information that will be useful to students, scholars, and educated laymen alike."--William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda Geyser University Professor, Harvard University..".enormously readable..."--Titus Hjelm, University of Helsinki, from Acta Sociologica, vol. 47, no. 1, March 2004show more

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