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The study of social problems : seven perspectives

Author: Earl Rubington; Martin S Weinberg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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"Now in its seventh edition, The Study of Social Problems uses seven sociological perspectives - social pathology, social disorganization, value conflict, deviant behavior, labeling, the critical perspective, and social constructionism - to examine social problems. Focusing on theory, this critically acclaimed anthology distinguishes itself from other texts, which are organized topically. Each section opens with an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl Rubington; Martin S Weinberg
ISBN: 9780199731879 019973187X
OCLC Number: 457772111
Description: xiv, 382 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The problem. Social problems and sociology --
Part II. The perspectives. Social pathology: The organic analogy / Samuel Smith ; The child savers / Anthony M. Platt ; A universal criterion of pathology / Vytautas Kavolis ; The pathology of everyday life / Dalton Conley ; The moral premises of social pathology / Carl M. Rosenquist --
Social disorganization. Social change and social disorganization / Robert E. Park ; The ecology of urban disorganization / Robert E.L. Faris and H. Warren Dunham ; Family disorganization / W.I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki ; The decline of a Black community / Elijah Anderson ; A disorganizing concept / Marshall B. Clinard --
Value conflict. The conflict of values / Richard C. Fuller and Richard R. Myers ; The stages of a social problem / Richard C. Fuller and Richard R. Myers ; Sex education and value conflict / Janice M. Irvine ; Words without deeds / Willard Waller ; A Critique of the Value Conflict Perspective / Kenneth Westhues --
Deviant behavior. Robert Merton : anomie and social structure / Marshall B. Clinard ; Learning to be deviant / Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey ; Self-injury and a new form of differential association / Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler ; Anomie : theory and fact / Marshall B. Clinard ; An evaluation of the theory of differential association / Donald R. Cressey --
Labeling. Outsiders / Howard S. Becker ; Primary and secondary deviation / Edwin M. Lemert ; The stigma of charity / Alice Fothergill ; The saints and the roughnecks / William J. Chambliss ; Attacks on labeling theory / Joel Best --
Critical perspective. Crime and the development of capitalism / Richard Quinney ; Toward a political economy of crime / William J. Chambliss ; Capitalism and the problems of class, race, and gender / Allan G. Johnson ; The case of a state-corporate crime / Judy Root Aulette and Raymond Michalowski ; Evaluating the critical perspective / Marshall B. Clinard and Robert F. Meier --Social constructionism. The definition of social problems / John I. Kitsuse And Malcolm Spector ; How to successfully construct a social problem / Donileen R. Loseke ; Changing constructions of rape / Ken Plummer ; Claims about immigration / Joel Best ; Constructionism in context / Joel Best --
Part III. The prospects. A sociological review of the perspectives. The social problem of terrorism / Austin Turk.
Responsibility: edited by Earl Rubington, Martin S. Weinberg.
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