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Published: 10 February 2010

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199731879

Bookseller Code (04)

The Study of Social Problems

Seven Perspectives

Seventh Edition

Edited by Earl Rubington and Martin Weinberg

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. The seventh edition features ten new contemporary selections, updated textual material, readings, and annotated references.

New to this Edition:

  • New contemporary pieces, including articles on terrorism and immigration
  • Additional attention to issues of race, glass, and gender
  • A final reading giving students the opportunity to apply analytical tools from all seven perspectives

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