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Lorne Tepperman, James Curtis, and Albert Kwan

Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition
ISBN 13: 9780195425000

About the Book

The second edition of Social Problems is a core text for courses in sociology in general and social problems specifically. It examines the social dynamics and consequences of social problems (such as unemployment, poverty, global inequality) through the lens of the main sociological paradigms. It takes a broad approach and examines the social construction of social problems and the impact of social problems on individual and societal health. Possible solutions for individuals and society at large are examined.

  • Strong Canadian perspective.
  • Introductory chapter clearly defines issues for students, making it especially useful for non-majors.
  • New chapters on health care and sexual orientation.
  • Population health perspective focuses attention on the effects of social problems on individual and societal health.

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