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About This Product Description This text focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender; uses personal narratives to convey how problems are experienced by individuals and groups; and applies sociological perspectives throughout to examine social issues.
In the fourth edition of Social Problems in a Diverse Society, author Diana Kendall continues to focus on the significance of race, class, and gender as key factors in our understanding of social problems in the United Stated and around the globe.
Throughout the text, all people - but particularly people of color and white women - are shown not merely as "victims" of social problems, but as individuals who resist discrimination and inequality and seek to bring about changes in families, schools, workplaces, and the larger society.
The author, who specializes in social theory, uses the three main sociological perspectives throughout the text, along with contemporary feminist and humanist perspectives.
Authentic, first person accounts - "real words from real people" create interest and show how the problems being discussed affect people as they go about their daily lives.
This new edition has more than new references, many new boxed features, and substantial updating throughout. Chapter 1 has been substantially revised to reflect the factors that are involved in determining whether society considers a particular condition or behavior to constitute or not constitute a social problem.
Chapters 2 — 6 conduct systematic evaluation. Many books do not cover race, class, and gender this early and sometimes not at all. Racial and Ethnic Inequality Chapter 4: Gender Inequality Chapter 5: Inequality Based on Age Chapter 6: Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation In the remaining chapters, race, class, and gender are intertwined in the discussion of the specific social problem.
What Should the Government Do? Kelly Carneal describes her reactions when her brother began shooting at a prayer group standing in a circle at the high school they were attending.Framing Class is a cutting edge book that examines the sociological implications of class representations in the media and shows how slanted media framing of stories about wealth and poverty may significantly influence many people.
In addition to Social Problems in a Diverse Society, she is the author of The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, ) andFraming Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (Rowman & .
Diana Kendall Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor. Dr. Kendall has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender.
Politicians pontificate on 'class warfare,' yet know little about class realities that savvy social scientist Diana Kendall probes in depth.
With a critical eye, Kendall assesses the validity of media framing of upper, middle, and working class Price: $ Fishpond Australia, Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America by Diana Elizabeth KendallBuy.
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