In this unique new text, Corey Dolgon integrates an innovative case study approach into a comprehensive introduction that helps students understand how they can address social problems in their communities by applying basic theories and concepts. He stresses how a sociological imagination not only informs how students understand the root causes of social ills but also offers powerful tools for engaging in solutions. This title features engaging chapter-opening case studies. Each chapter includes a detailed set of definitions and statistical portraits of problems. Historical segments trace how particular problems have evolved. The end-of-chapter feature 'Voices from the Field' highlights a particular individual who is currently working to address the root causes of social problems.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc