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ISBN-10 0205249795ISBN-13 9780205249794
ISBN-10 0205152902ISBN-13 9780205152902
Author(s): Diana Kendall
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 496

Examining the significance of race, class, and gender in understanding social problems.

Social Problems in a Diverse Society uses critical thinking and personal narratives from real people to make the study of social problems interesting and relevant to today’s students. 

This book focuses on the United States but also integrates discussion of global social problems.

Social Problems in a Diverse Society uses sociological perspectives to analyze current social problems.  It offers a balanced approach and explores three classic paradigms and feminist theory.

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