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Social Problems

A Canadian Perspective

by (author) Lorne Tepperman, Josh Curtis & Rachel La Touche

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
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The most comprehensive overview of social problems in Canada and abroad.

Current and Canadian, this text explores the dynamics and consequences of social problems - such as poverty, sexism, crime, drug abuse, health, war, and terrorism - that impact Canada and the rest of the world. Each problem is examined through a variety of theoretical paradigms before its impact both on individuals and society as a whole is explored.

About the authors

Lorne Tepperman is a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Sociology. He served as chair of the Department of Sociology between 1997–2003 and has authored and co-authored on topics that include social mobility, crime and deviance, gender, family, and Social Problems. He has given talks around the world on the power of social science and has won recognition for his skills in teaching.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is an accessible text for a first-year social problems course that integrates Canadian content throughout." --Scott Grills, Brandon University

"Clear, inclusive and well selected topics for studying social problems. Excellent tools used to aid the student in navigating complex social issues through critical thinking questions, current Canadian cases, tables and graphs ... to make understanding social trends interesting and fun to learn." --Indira Prahst, Langara College

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