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.
"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
Other titles by Lorne Tepperman
Making Sense in the Social Sciences
A Student's Guide to Research and Writing
A Canadian Approach
The Stacked Deck
An Introduction to Social Inequality
Picturing Social Problems
Habits of Inequality (eBook)
The Sense of Sociability (eBook)
How People Overcome the Forces Pulling Them Apart
Habits of Inequality
Minetown, Milltown, Railtown (Kobo)
Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry
Betting Their Lives (Kobo)
The Close Relations of Problem Gamblers