Extensively updated and revised, and now emphasizing signature concepts that reflect the perspective of new author Karen Seccombe, REVEL™ for this Fifteenth Edition of Social Problems maintains its focus on one overarching goal — to spark a sociological imagination. A variety of pedagogical devices help students to more clearly see how many individual issues and personal problems are rooted in the social arrangements of society. Four major themes guide this edition: an empirical methodology; linking individual experience with social structure; recognizing that social inequality contributes to social problems; and a comparative approach. With features that emphasize first-person accounts, recent problems in the public spotlight, critical discussion of partisan debates, and a global view of social problems, REVEL for the Fifteenth Edition explores social problems that are relevant and engaging to students — from same-sex marriage to police use of force to climate change.
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Table of Contents
1. Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems
2. Problems of Health and Healthcare
3. Problems of Mental Illness and Treatment
4. Alcohol and Other Drugs
5. Crime and Violence
6. Poverty amid Affluence
7. Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
8. Sex and Gender
9. An Aging Society
10. The Changing Family
11. Problems of Education
12. Problems of Work and the Economy
13. Population and Immigration
14. Technology and the Environment
15. Summing Up the Sociological Imagination: War and Global Insecurity
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