Social Problems in a Diverse Society, Fourth Canadian Edition, 4th edition
Published by Pearson Canada (October 19th 2015) - Copyright © 2017
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Learning about social problems can be a highly rewarding experience. Although we live in challenging times, a course on social problems provides an excellent avenue for developing critical thinking skills and for learning how to use sociological concepts and perspectives to analyze specific social concerns ranging from war and terrorism, media concentration, drug addiction, and violence to the inequalities of racism, sexism, classism, ageism, homophobia, and ableism.
The fourth Canadian edition of Social Problems in a Diverse Society focuses on the significance of racialization and ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, class, ability,and gender in understanding social problems in Canada and around the globe. Throughout the text, people - especially those from marginalized groups—are shown not merely as “victims” of social problems, but also as individual actors with agency who resist discrimination and inequality and seek to bring about change in families, schools, workplaces, and the larger society.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Taking a New Look at Social Problems
Chapter 2 Poverty in the Canadian Context
Chapter 3 Racism and Ethnic Inequality
Chapter 4 Gender Inequality
Chapter 5 Inequality Based on Age
Chapter 6 Inequality Based in Sexual Orientation
Chapter 7 The Sex Industry in Canada and Beyond
Chapter 8 Addictions
Chapter 9 Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 10 Health, Illness, and Health Care as Social Programs
Chapter 11 The Changing Family
Chapter 12 Problems in Education
Chapter 13 Problems in the Globalized Economy and Politics
Chapter 14 Problems Related to Media
Chapter 15 Population, Urbanization, and the Environmental Crisis
Chapter 16 Global Social Problems
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