Social Problems and Social Movements, Paperback by DeFronzo, James (Used)
Publication Date: 2019-03-20
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Paperback : 520 pages
Author: DeFronzo, James
Product Description Intended as the primary text for a social problems course, DeFronzo and Gill’s Social Problems and Social Movements stresses the need for collective action and social movements to solve social problems. Both instructors and students will find this a useful framework in which to view today’s most pressing social issues. Chapter 1 introduces the topic of social problems. Chapter 2 explains how social movements address social problems and describes sociological explanations for the development of social movements. Chapter 3 describes the power frameworks that participants in social movements must deal with in order to achieve success. Each following chapter presents overviews of social problems and provides examples of how working together can bring about positive change. Social Movements and Special Topics boxes provide information on aspects of specific social problems as well as how people organize and work together to solve them. About the Author James DeFronzo is emeritus faculty of sociology at the University of Connecticut. His books include Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements (Westview Press, 2007) and the award-winning three-volume encyclopedia Revolutionary Movements in World History (2006), and he is the author of numerous articles on criminology, social policy related to crime, political sociology, and revolutionary movements.
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