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Social structure , in sociology , the distinctive, stable arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and live together. Social structure is often treated together with the concept of social change , which deals with the forces that change the social structure and the organization of society. Although it is generally agreed that the term social structure refers to regularities in social life, its application is inconsistent. For example, the term is sometimes wrongly applied when other concepts such as custom, tradition, role , or norm would be more accurate.
Religion today: Themes and issues
Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. This textbook covers every social problem that is covered in a standard intro-level social problems course.
Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. The citations that are used in the textbook are accurate and they are balanced with various theoretical slants.
This textbook is arranged in a way in which updates are easily made. The knowledge is general and to the point. The summaries at the end of each chapter provide the student with a quick glance of what they need to know. I would highly recommend this textbook because it is written in a way that does not confuse the student and it gives the basic information.
This is a very comprehensive text. It begins with defining social problems and even how we define social problems. Following this definition chapter are 15 chapters each focused on a major social problem. Major US issues are discussed, though Major US issues are discussed, though there is not often an international perspective on these issues. Each chapter follows a consistent format of introducing the topic, providing theoretical grounding, detailing more specific aspects of the problem and closing with a summary.
Each subsection of the chapter has learning objectives and key takeaways. The index is perfect and many key terms are highlighted throughout. The content included is accurate and up to date with fairly recent examples and relevant, professional, recent images. It is free of bias and causes the reader to pause and consider rather than agree or disagree.
There are fairly recent examples and unfortunately, none of these social problems is going to be solved immediately so it will be relevant for some time. While there are some advanced concepts discussed, the reader is brought along logically to the more advanced concepts and all concepts are explained thoroughly. References are recent or seminal and provided in a list at the end of each subsection.
A glossary of key terms would make a wonderful addition! The format and writing style are completely consistent throughout making this a very easy text to navigate.
It is a clear and concise flow without being too brief or lacking in depth. There are no interface issues and very few grammatical or typing boo boos. It is easy to opt out of some sections or subsections.
For example, I have used this in a sophomore level social work class and skipped many of the theoretical sections that were too in depth for this level and too sociological for our course. I could easily arrange the reading to incorporate only the sections I wanted to include, and in the order I wanted to include them.
This is really a great text. Comprehensive and clear, even to be used in a non-sociology course. While the lack of an international perspective was one weakness, the other weakness was more discipline specific. The text is about social problems, so obviously there was a negative focus to the problems — after all, they are problems. However, in social work we at least consider the strengths perspective and empowerment model — which was lacking here.
I did supplement this text with some change-focused, asset-based materials to shift the focus from strictly defining problems to taking on advocacy.
The book appears to to do a great job on covering material that can distress both individuals and the communities they are a part of. It appears to be comprehensive in it's definition and application of sociological theory and research. Comprehensiveness rating: 4 see less.
The content is well organized, with each chapter divided into sub-sections that make it easy for a reader to seek out specific information. As the year of publication is , some of the example content is slightly out of date. The content of the book appears to be solid and unbiased in terms of presentation of theory and its application. In addition, the explanations and examples are well-written and easy to understand.
The content from a theory and methodology standpoint is well-reviewed and organized. I think that much of that specific content will stand the test of time.
However, given that it is a book that necessarily speaks so much to current events, it is challenging to have examples of application of such theory and methodology that do not have the potential to quickly shift.
As such, some of the examples and references points in the book are a bit dated. This is not entirely bad from a teaching standpoint in that comparisons between present day and four years ago can be made in terms of examples of reasons for the research and applications of the theory. I do think that updates would not be too challenging to implement. The text is well-written in a way that is easy to understand for a student. Jargon is sometimes necessary in an academic context, but the textbook does well in ensuring that any jargon written is also well-defined prior to being frequently used.
I did not see any occasion in which terms were used improperly. I think the text is written in a way that invites more reading for the student. The textbook is internally consistent. I observed no occasion where terms were defined one way and then used another in a different part of the text.
Any visual aides or additional material, such as examples or reference points, seemed to be consistent with the point or argument the text was making. The textbook is very well done in terms of modularity. There are a number of sub-sections throughout each chapter that can be read separately in order to learn something very specific. In addition, there are boxes of additional pertinent information spread throughout the book that add to what the reader can learn without actually filling up the space that is dedicated to necessary learning.
The chapters do have a topical logic to them in terms of organization, where it does make sense that the following chapter be there. In my perusal, I saw no issues with visual aides; everything looked clear and sharp. The display at large made it feel very much like a textbook on the screen. Additionally, it was a very good idea to include hotlinks to other parts of the textbook. As the content is compelling, this decision can teach the reader the important lesson of how linked and interwoven all of the content is.
The final chapter also did a good job of making this clear. I saw no grammatical errors in the text. Any use of quotes or phrases directly from or representing a source were presented properly. I saw no culturally insensitive content in any way, and saw a clear attempt at maximal diversity. Given the purpose of the text, this becomes especially important.
Even though I am a social psychologist and not a sociologist, this is the kind of text that I have looked for to use in a psychology course on social change. Obviously, such a course on my part would feature different theoretical and methodological approach, but the content as well as the organization of the present text really does fit the bill, including the intention to speak to the interdisciplinary of quality research that does contribute to social change.
This is an excellent alternative to expensive hardcopies that is now on my list for consideration. The book covers all of the topics that I would like to have in a Social Problems text and is clearly and comprehensively organized.
The subtopics within each chapter also cover most of what I would expect in a textbook for social problems. That being said, the material is quite out of date and more up-to-date information along with new directions in these areas would be helpful.
While I did not see glaring errors in the textbook, many of the sections include overgeneralizations without a critical examination of the topic. For example, in the chapter on Families, the author cites research by Bradford Wilcox without including a critical lens on this political biases.
Similarly, it does not include other research that challenges some of those claims. The general writing style will make it easy for students to digest but the overgeneralizations will leave students without an understanding of the debates within the field. While the general topics and coverage are clear and cover topics that have been - and will continue to be - relevant, the research within those chapters needs to be updated.
The research is at least 8 years old and so can provide a good grounding in the overview of the topic but does not keep up with the newest research. Since social problems emphasize current events and concerns, it would be helpful to have up-to-date examples in addition to more recent research to show the "continuity and change" in societal problems. The book is accessibly written and clear for undergraduate students but as mentioned earlier, it is often overly general.
Also, the generalizations lead to lack of context for some of the jargon. For example, the first chapter starts with a discussion of the objective and subjective aspects of social problems without providing a clear understanding of the underlying differences between them.
Since this class is usually geared toward early stage undergraduates, I think it needs more specificity in the writing. The book is mostly consistent in its organization with the chapters using the same framework and terminology.
The majority of the chapters discuss the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist theories but it is not included in the chapters that discuss race, gender, and sexual orientation without any indication of why. I generally like the chapter organization but find that odd. The modularity of the text is good.
Not only are the chapters small enough to consume but within each chapter there are subsections that can be used or skipped without loss of major points. That being said, I think it would be helpful to have the ability to reorganize it even more clearly. The overall text is well organized with major overview topics first, followed by important identity concerns, and then necessary investigations into social institutions.
The chapters flow well from one to another but could also be organized by individual faculty members without upsetting the flow. Overall, it was not too disruptive. The book includes examples from multiple racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. It covers topics sensitively and comprehensively. I like the general sense of the book and would hope to have something similar in a Social Problems text. However, the overgeneralizations and out-dated material make it unlikely that I will adopt this book for classes at this time.
I do think that a social problems book is an important one to have as an open text and hope that it will be updated in the future. The textbook covers foundational information on a multitude of social issues— particularly the characteristics, causes, and consequences of these issues — and could be used for both sociology and social work courses.
Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity. Human beings create, learn, share, and adapt to culture. The study of culture examines the socially transmitted beliefs, values, institutions, behaviors, traditions and way of life of a group of people; it also encompasses other cultural attributes and products, such as language, literature, music, arts and artifacts, and foods. Students come to understand that human cultures exhibit both similarities and differences, and they learn to see themselves both as individuals and as members of a particular culture that shares similarities with other cultural groups, but is also distinctive. In a multicultural, democratic society and globally connected world, students need to understand the multiple perspectives that derive from different cultural vantage points.
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Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. This textbook covers every social problem that is covered in a standard intro-level social problems course. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. The citations that are used in the textbook are accurate and they are balanced with various theoretical slants. This textbook is arranged in a way in which updates are easily made.
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The sociological understanding of social problems rests heavily on the concept of the sociological imagination. We discuss this concept in some detail before turning to various theoretical perspectives that provide a further context for understanding social problems. Many individuals experience one or more social problems personally. For example, many people are poor and unemployed, many are in poor health, and many have family problems, drink too much alcohol, or commit crime.
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Но что будет, если какое-нибудь будущее правительство станет вести себя. Ведь эта технология - на вечные времена. Сьюзан слушала его безучастно, от воя сирены у нее закладывало уши. Хейл же все время старался высвободиться и смотрел ей прямо в. - Как люди смогут защитить себя от произвола полицейского государства, когда некто, оказавшийся наверху, получит доступ ко всем линиям связи. Как они смогут ему противостоять. Эти аргументы она слышала уже много .
Консьерж покачал головой: - Невозможно. Быть может, вы оставите… - Всего на одну минуту. Она в столовой. Консьерж снова покачал головой: - Ресторан закрылся полчаса. Полагаю, Росио и ее гость ушли на вечернюю прогулку. Если вы оставите для нее записку, она получит ее прямо с утра. - Он направился к полке с ячейками для ключей и почты.
У Танкадо не было причин подозревать, что код в Интернете не является оригиналом. Никто не имел к нему доступа, кроме него самого и Северной Дакоты. Если бы Танкадо не вернулся к анализу программы после ее выпуска свет, он ничего бы не узнал про этот черный ход. Но он так долго трудился над Цифровой крепостью, что вряд ли ему захотелось бы к ней возвращаться. Сьюзан понадобилось некоторое время, чтобы все это осмыслить.
Санта-Крус - самый старый район Севильи, где нет проездов между зданиями, лишь лабиринт узких ходов, восходящих еще к временам Древнего Рима. Протиснуться здесь могли в крайнем случае только пешеходы, проехал бы мопед. Беккер когда-то сам заблудился в его узких проходах.
Ты можешь помочь мне ее найти.
Беккер посмотрел на нее в полном недоумении. - Зачем вам деньги? - спросил. Я не собираюсь оплачивать твое пристрастие к наркотикам, если речь идет об. - Я хочу вернуться домой, - сказала блондинка.