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Understanding Social Problems 11th Edition

Learn to think through today's complex social issues from a variety of perspectives with UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, 11E by award-winning authors Mooney, Van Willigen and Clever. This reader-friendly approach highlights the latest data, policies, theories and relevant examples as you examine the most important social issues facing the world in 2021. You review the long-term impacts of COVID-19, repercussions of the 2020 election and emerging social movements. Quotes from prominent celebrities and captivating features emphasize how today's social problems affect your own life as well as those around you. This edition progresses from studying micro problems related to health care, drugs and alcohol, families and crime to examining larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, science and technology and world conflict. MindTap digital resources help you further develop the tools to understand institutional change and become socially engaged. Read More

Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D.| Molly Clever, Ph.D.| Molly Clever, Ph.D.

©2022

The Marriage And Family Experience 14th Edition

Updated with the latest data and research, Cohen/Strong's THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY offers a realistic look at modern relationships, helping you understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families and other relationships. It explores adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the transgender experience, virginity, gender roles, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, working families and more. Thorough coverage reflects the diversity of families and relationships, illustrating how racial, cultural, economic and sexual differences shape relationships and families. Real-life examples and self-assessment features encourage you to reflect on your own life, while a straightforward overview of key topics helps you maximize your course success. Also available: MindTap. Read More

Theodore F. Cohen| Theodore F. Cohen

©2021

Marriages, Families, And Relationships: 14th Edition

Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's bestselling MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING CHOICES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 14th edition, emphasizes a theme that is especially relevant in our modern and global world: making choices in a diverse society. Combining various theoretical perspectives with relevant examples, the text will help you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You'll gain insightful perspectives on different ethnic traditions and family forms. You will also be empowered to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution helps you learn on your own terms. Read More

Mary Ann Lamanna| Agnes Riedmann| Susan D. Stewart

©2021

Sociology In Our Times: The Essentials 12th Edition

Kendall's SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 12th edition, introduces you to the study of sociology through captivating, real-life stories as well as timely topics such as the relationship between suicide, bullying and social media. The author humanizes sociology, showing you how it is at work in society and can be applied to everyday life and the pressing social issues we face. You'll learn how you can make a difference in your community -- and the world. You'll also examine issues making headlines, such as the war on gun control and policies to help prevent military suicides. Photos and videos complement the text's main themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media and social change, particularly as it relates to social media and other forms of technology spurring new ways of interacting. Also available: MindTap. Read More

Diana Kendall

©2021

Statistics: A Tool For Social Research And Data Analysis 11th Edition

Extremely student friendly, Healey's STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS, 11e, equips you with a solid understanding of statistical fundamentals and their practical application to current social issues -- no advanced math knowledge required. The text breaks down even the most complex material to help you master key concepts and develop the skills you need as a professional in a social science field -- or simply to become a "statistically literate" consumer of social research. Everyday examples illustrate that statistics are not just abstract mathematical constructs, but they have practical value in government, education, business, media, politics, sports and more. Research examples in every chapter include the same "real data" used by professionals across various fields to make evidence-based decisions. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Joseph F. Healey| Christopher Donoghue

©2021

The Practice Of Social Research 15th Edition

Known as the gold standard for research methods, Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives you a definitive guide to research as practiced by social scientists. Combining a straightforward approach with the author's renowned sense of humor, this student-friendly text equips you with the tools and knowledge to apply research concepts as both researcher and consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing you how to design and construct projects, introducing today's various observation modes and answering critical questions about research methods, such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. The 15th Edition includes the latest General Social Survey findings along with new coverage of the global use of social research, the emerging role of big data, demographic analysis and more. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Earl R. Babbie

©2021

The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care 8th Edition

Completely up to date and featuring a friendly style, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 8th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that will challenge you to think creatively and analytically about health and health care. You'll gain an understanding of how social forces affect who gets ill, how we think about illness, how we get our health care, and what it is like to work in the health care field. You will also have the chance to explore the ethical dilemmas that underlie modern health care as well as the politics behind those dilemmas. Although the text focuses on health within the United States, it also examines how health, illness, and health care differ around the world. Read More

Rose Weitz

©2020

Race, Class, And Gender 10th Edition

Timely, relevant and extremely student-friendly, Andersen/Hill Collins' RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER: INTERSECTIONS AND INEQUALITIES, 10th edition, equips you with a multidimensional perspective on today's social issues. Written by two leading authorities in the field, this classic anthology uses a diverse collection of writings by a variety of scholars to demonstrate how the complex intersection of people's race, class, gender and sexuality shapes their experiences in U.S. society. Professors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with in-depth introductions to provide an analytical framework for understanding social inequality. Completely up-to-date, the readings cover current--and often controversial topics--including undocumented students, myths about immigrant crime, growing inequality, the role of social media in social movement mobilization, health care inequality and more. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen| Patricia Hill Collins

©2020

Sociology 10th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Tenth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition's reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your "sociological imagination" and help you view the world from a different perspective. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen

©2020

Understanding Social Problems Enhanced 10th Edition

PRODUCT ONLY AVAILABLE WITHIN CENGAGE UNLIMITED. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, progresses from micro to macro analysis, focusing first on health care, drugs and alcohol, families, and crime and then looking at the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and global conflict. Read More

Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D.| David Knox, Ph.D.| Caroline Schacht, M.A.

©2019

Soc 6th Edition

Learn Sociology YOUR Way with SOC! SOC’s easy-reference, textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, SOC MindTap allows you to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards and practice quizzes. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize. Read More

Nijole V. Benokraitis

©2019

Marriages, Families, And Relationships 13th Edition

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines an authoritative, yet applied approach with a theme that is especially relevant today: making choices in a diverse society. A balance of various theoretical perspectives along with many examples helps you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You'll gain insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms, and be encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life. Read More

Mary Ann Lamanna| Agnes Riedmann| Susan D. Stewart

©2018

Sociology In Our Times 11th Edition

SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as timely topics such as the relationship between suicide, bullying, and social media, or the food truck movement and cultural diversity, to introduce you to the study of sociology. The author humanizes sociology, showing you how it is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. You'll learn how you can make a difference by becoming involved in your community. You'll also examine issues of concern today, such as the war on gun control and policies to help prevent military suicides. Photos and an exciting collection of videos complement the text's main themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media, and social change, particularly as it relates to social media and other forms of technology that are bringing about new ways of living and interacting. Read More

Diana Kendall

©2018

Sociology 9th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition's reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your "sociological imagination" and help you view the world from a different perspective. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen| Howard F. Taylor

©2017

The Basics Of Social Research 7th Edition

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce you to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. With new data, new coverage of online research and other timely topics, and Learning Objectives for each chapter that help you focus on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Read More

Earl R. Babbie

©2017

Sociology In Our Times 11th Edition

This best-selling text will help you learn sociology and how it applies to a socially and globally changing world. Chapters open with a "Sociology and Everyday Life" box that highlights such relevant topics as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. These opening vignettes mirror the richness and complexity of society and establish themes that are carried throughout chapters to provide you with a framework for learning the material. The author's vivid, inviting writing style; eye for compelling current examples; thorough presentation of sociological theory and contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism; and emphasis on trying out what you're learning will engage you and show you sociology's relevance to your life. Read More

Diana Kendall

©2017

The Marriage And Family Experience 13th Edition

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers a realistic look at relationships today, helping you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to reflect on your own life and behavior make the thirteenth edition accessible and compelling. You'll find up-to-date information on adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the transgender experience, the meaning of virginity, gender roles, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. With thorough coverage that reflects the diversity of families and relationships, the book illustrates how racial, cultural, economic and sexual differences shape relationships and families, and offers a straightforward overview of the topics you must understand to succeed in your course. This is a book you can relate to -- and one you will want to read. Read More

Bryan Strong| Theodore F. Cohen

©2017

The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care 7th Edition

Completely up to date and featuring a friendly style, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 7th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that will challenge you to think creatively and analytically about health and health care. You'll gain an understanding of how social forces affect who gets ill, how we think about illness, how we get our health care, and what it is like to work in the health care field. You will also have the chance to explore the ethical dilemmas that underlie modern health care as well as the politics behind those dilemmas. Although the text focuses on health within the United States, it also examines how health, illness, and health care differ around the world. Read More

Rose Weitz

©2017

Understanding Social Problems 10th Edition

Filled with current topics and relevant examples that illuminate the content, Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS provides you with a comprehensive, theoretically balanced exploration of social problems. The text progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Features such as "The Human Side" and "Self and Society" enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Read More

Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D.| David Knox, Ph.D.| Caroline Schacht, M.A.

©2017