Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach

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In Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach, authors Corey Dolgon and Chris Baker integrate 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Randy Stoecker
“If you want to go beyond what's wrong to what you can do about it, get this book.”
Judith Blau
“This book empowers the powerless and gives sociologists and their students a new vantage point for understanding.”
Dwight E. Giles Jr.
“Rich in examples of real service learning projects, this fresh look at social problems provides a unique text—both theoretical and practical—resulting in an exquisite book for service-learning courses of all kinds.”
Dwight E. Giles Jr.
“Rich in examples of real service learning projects, this fresh look at social problems provides a unique text--both theoretical and practical—resulting in an exquisite book for service-learning courses of all kinds.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761929475
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Pages: 459
  • Sales rank: 371,073
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Corey Dolgon, is a bright young scholar who is currently an Professor of Sociology and director of communty based learning at stonehill college. In addition, he is a Visiting Faculty at the Community Works Service Learning Institute. Schooling includes B.S., Boston University; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Specialization: Urban Studies, Social movements, Cultural and Marxist studies, Community-based research and Applied sociology. A highly regarded teacher who regularly gets an "A" ratings from students, he is also widely published in magazines and scholarly journals. He has one book published with the NYU Press The End of the Hamptons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America's Paradise which has won two book of the year awards—one from the association for humanist sociology and the other from the american sociological asociation—marxist section.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. What are Social Problems and What Do Sociologists Do About Them?
1. Do We Make the World or Does the World Make Us? Concepts and Theories
2. Who Has, Who Hasn’t? Looking for Answers to Poverty, Inequality, and Homelessness
3. On the Job: Work, Workers and the Changing Nature of Labor
4. What Price Justice? Deviance, Crime and Building Community
5. Be it Ever So Humble: Changing Families in a Changing World
6. Who Breathes Easy? Protecting and Designing Our Environments
7. Why Can’t Johnny Read? Education in Crisis
8. Finding Ourselves: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Multiculturalism, and Identity
9. An Apple a Day? Health and Healthcare for All
10. The Whole Wide World Around: Globalization and Its Discontents

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