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Seeing Social Problems

1st Edition

The Hidden Stories Behind Contemporary Issues

Ira Silver
eISBN-13: 9781544398631

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Seeing Social Problems: The Hidden Stories Behind Contemporary Issues shows students how to think about social problems in a new way, by carefully analyzing headline-making issues they are already familiar with and illustrating the connection between individual problems and larger social forces. Each chapter engages students in thinking about the world sociologically by focusing on a specific case study that represents a more general social problem. The chapters always start with the knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and personal experiences that students bring to the case—what author Ira Silver refers to as the conventional wisdom—and effectively demonstrate to them the "first wisdom" of sociology: "things are not what they seem." In each instance, Silver shows how sociologists ask questions, gather empirical data, use multiple perspectives, and consider larger social forces to discover the "hidden stories" behind individual behavior.





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ISBNs 1506386814, 9781506386812, 9781506386812, 9781544398631, 9781071835067, 1544398638
Language English
Number of Pages 328
Edition 1st