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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.
A complete set of tools for analyzing any social problem.
Current and Canadian, this new third edition explores the dynamics and consequences of social problems - such as poverty, unemployment, crime, drug abuse, health, war, and terrorism - that impact Canada and the rest of the world. Each problem is examined through a variety of theoreticalparadigms before its impact both on individuals and society as a whole is explored. Building on the success of the two previous editions, the third edition expands its discussions on technology and Aboriginal issues and features two new chapters on education and the environment. Compelling andcomprehensive, Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective is essential reading for students wishing to understand crucial issues impacting society.
For courses in Social Problems. Macionis's Social Problems is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.
This updated third edition contains new chapters on important issues—including race, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism—affecting social studies education.
A hands-on introduction to the craft of social research for Introductory Sociology courses, Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition puts students in the role of active researchers as they test their own ideas about topics such as divorce, abortion, crime, inequality, prejudice, and television violence using SPSS, the pre-eminent software program in the social sciences. This Third Edition uses updated General Social Survey (GSS) data sets and offers a robust SPSS primer in an appendix. The book is available in two formats: as a stand-alone text, or bundled with SPSS (Student Version). Key Features Stresses active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of investigative explorations of social issues Shows students how analyzing data from the General Social Survey, a major national research program, can help them better understand compelling social issues Teaches students how to use SPSS as they analyze GSS data on a random sample of the population Guides students step-by-step through exercises that have been designed for those with no background in SPSS Includes research reports that follow a standardized fill-in-the-blank format for analyzing and presenting results, but with space left for students to summarize their results in their own words Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition can be effectively used in Introductory Sociology or other undergraduate sociology courses and may be used in conjunction with most of the standard textbooks in the field. The text is ideal for courses where the professor also wants to introduce students to doing social research and using SPSS.

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